Objective: To compare and contrast the clinical usefulness and psychometric properties of existing self-report instruments designed to assess maternal breastfeeding attitudes, experience, satisfaction, and confidence.
Data Sources: CINAHL, PsycINFO, MEDLINE, PubMed databases from 1990 through 2009, and reference lists from selected articles were included in the search. Only published research articles written in English that provided reliability and validity of the self-report instruments for breastfeeding assessment were reviewed.
Study Selection: A total of 301 articles were retrieved according to the initial selection criteria; 24 articles met the final inclusion criteria.
Data Extraction: Data extracted from research studies addressing the purpose of the review and demonstrating psychometric properties were presented.