Mother-Infant Breastfeeding Progress Tool: A Guide for Education and Support of the Breastfeeding Dyad
Article first published online: 25 JUN 2007
Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing
Volume 36, Issue 4, pages 319–327, July/August 2007
How to Cite
Johnson, T. S., Mulder, P. J. and Strube, K. (2007), Mother-Infant Breastfeeding Progress Tool: A Guide for Education and Support of the Breastfeeding Dyad. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 36: 319–327. doi: 10.1111/j.1552-6909.2007.00165.x
- Issue published online: 25 JUN 2007
- Article first published online: 25 JUN 2007
- Accepted: April 2007
- Breastfeeding assessment tool;
- Mother-infant interaction
Objective: To describe the development of the Mother-Infant Breastfeeding Progress Tool to be used at the bedside by nurses to guide ongoing support and education for the mother-baby dyad.
Design: Cross-sectional study.
Setting: Community hospital in a Midwestern city.
Participants: Sixty-two English-speaking mother-infant dyads.
Methods: Three nurse raters (two per session) independently scored the eight characteristics on the Mother-Infant Breastfeeding Progress Tool during 81 breastfeeding sessions.
Main outcome measure: Percent agreement between raters and suggested modifications for the Mother-Infant Breastfeeding Progress Tool.
Results: The results support the use of the tool as a checklist for assessment of the breastfeeding mother-infant dyad to guide education and support.
Conclusions: The interrater agreement was high for individual items of the Mother-Infant Breastfeeding Progress Tool. The Mother-Infant Breastfeeding Progress Tool is useful as a checklist for assessing maternal and infant breastfeeding progress, though additional research is needed to support the validity of the tool. JOGNN, 36, 319-327; 2007. DOI: 10.1111/J.1552-6909.2007.00165.x