Patricia Graef received B.S.N. Ed., and M.S.N. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and a Diploma in Nursing from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She is presently an Ob/Neonatal Staff Development Instructor at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
POSTPARTUM CONCERNS OF BREASTFEEDING MOTHERS
Article first published online: 6 JAN 2011
1988 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Nurse-Midwifery
Volume 33, Issue 2, pages 62–66, March-April 1988
How to Cite
Graef, P., McGhee, K., Rozycki, J., Fescina-Jones, D., Clark, J. A., Thompson, J. and Brooten, D. (1988), POSTPARTUM CONCERNS OF BREASTFEEDING MOTHERS. Journal of Nurse-Midwifery, 33: 62–66. doi: 10.1016/0091-2182(88)90161-9
- Issue published online: 6 JAN 2011
- Article first published online: 6 JAN 2011
The purpose of this study was to identify postpartum concerns of breastfeeding mothers from hospital discharge through the first month postpartum. The sample (N = 32) consisted of first time breastfeeding mothers with uncomplicated vaginal deliveries who planned to breastfeed for at least one month. Subjects were telephoned daily for the first two weeks and twice a week for the third and fourth weeks post-hospital discharge. During the study period, 97% of the mothers reported concerns regarding their infant (210 total concerns), 81% reported concerns about themselves (237 total concerns), and only 19% reported concerns about interactions with family or friends (15 total concerns).