Title

Maternity Nurses' Knowledge and Practice of Breastfeeding in Mississippi

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-1-2018

Department

Nutrition and Food Systems

Abstract

Mississippi has the lowest rate of breastfeeding initiation and for babies at 6 months of age of any state in America. This study evaluated maternity nurses' knowledge of breastfeeding and their perceptions of barriers to implementing the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding in their clinical practice. Overall knowledge was good but barriers to the Ten Steps included short-staffing, inadequate education about breastfeeding, and resistance to change.

Publication Title

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing

Volume

43

Issue

4

First Page

225

Last Page

230

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