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Evaluation of a breastmilk hand expression toolkit: the M.I.L.K survey study.
Alibhai, Kameela Miriam; Murphy, Malia S Q; Dunn, Sandra; Keely, Erin; O'Meara, Paloma; Anderson, Josdalyne; El-Chaâr, Darine.
  • Alibhai KM; Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada.
  • Murphy MSQ; OMNI Research Group, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Box 241, 501 Smyth Rd, Ottawa, ON, K1H 8L6, Canada.
  • Dunn S; OMNI Research Group, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Box 241, 501 Smyth Rd, Ottawa, ON, K1H 8L6, Canada.
  • Keely E; OMNI Research Group, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Box 241, 501 Smyth Rd, Ottawa, ON, K1H 8L6, Canada.
  • O'Meara P; BORN Ontario, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, Canada.
  • Anderson J; CHEO Research Institute, Ottawa, Canada.
  • El-Chaâr D; School of Nursing, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada.
Int Breastfeed J ; 17(1): 8, 2022 01 15.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1633794
ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND:

Breastmilk hand expression (BMHE) is recommended to promote lactation, relieve breast engorgement, and collect milk for future infant feedings. Resources to teach this skill are limited and infrequently developed in partnership with the obstetrical population. In collaboration with maternity care experts and individuals with recent breastfeeding experience, we designed a one-page toolkit that describes the process of BMHE and includes step-by-step instructions and images to illustrate the technique. This study aimed to evaluate the readability, clarity of content, layout, and informational value of this BMHE toolkit.

METHODS:

Individuals who intended to breastfeed, were currently breastfeeding, or had recently breastfed were electronically surveyed and completed a two-part survey that consisted of radio, multi-select, Likert scale, and open-ended questions. Part one captured sociodemographic factors, obstetrical history, and breastfeeding practices. Part two collected feedback on the BMHE toolkit. Participants were recruited electronically through social media and posters were circulated in antenatal and postnatal care settings in Ottawa, Canada between November 2020 and February 2021.

RESULTS:

Of the 123 participants, 117 (95.1%) had heard of hand expression prior to reviewing the toolkit and 99 (80.5%) had hand expressed before. Among the 48 participants who were no longer exclusively breastfeeding at the time of the survey, 22 (45.8%) had exclusively breastfed their infant for at least six months and 7 (14.6%) had discontinued exclusive breastfeeding within the first month. When asked about the BMHE toolkit, 118 (95.9%) participants said it was informative, 115 (93.5%) said it was easy to understand, and 114 (92.7%) said it was well laid-out. When asked about information seeking behaviours, participants indicated a preference for online resources (58.5%) and video resources (22.0%).

CONCLUSIONS:

The BMHE toolkit was well received by participants and the feedback was favourable overall. The survey feedback will be used to create a revised version of the toolkit that has been validated by the obstetrical patient population. Future research should focus on identifying implementation strategies to optimize the use of the toolkit and increase its effectiveness as an educational resource to teach participants correctly BMHE.
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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: Breast Milk Expression / Maternal Health Services Type of study: Prognostic study Limits: Female / Humans / Infant / Pregnancy Language: English Journal: Int Breastfeed J Year: 2022 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: S13006-021-00448-3

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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: Breast Milk Expression / Maternal Health Services Type of study: Prognostic study Limits: Female / Humans / Infant / Pregnancy Language: English Journal: Int Breastfeed J Year: 2022 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: S13006-021-00448-3