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Mothers' Adaptation to a Late Preterm Infant When Breastfeeding
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Statistics. Uppsala University, Sweden.
Number of Authors: 42020 (English)In: Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing, ISSN 0893-2190, E-ISSN 1550-5073, Vol. 34, no 1, p. 88-95Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to psychometrically test the Adaptation to the Late Preterm Infant when Breastfeeding Scale (ALPIBS) and also to test how a mother's self-efficacy predicts adaptation to a late preterm infant when breastfeeding. This study had a longitudinal and prospective design, and data collection was consecutive. Mothers (n = 105) with infants born between and weeks were recruited from a neonatal intensive care unit or a maternity unit. The ALPIBS was developed using exploratory factor analysis, and the association between breastfeeding self-efficacy and ALPIBS score was examined using linear regression analysis. The Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy Scale-Short Form instrument was used to measure self-efficacy in breastfeeding. A higher degree of self-efficacy was significantly associated with a higher degree of adaptation to the late preterm infant's breastfeeding behavior (P < .001). We identified 4 separate underlying factors measured by 11 items in the ALPIBS: (A) breastfeeding is a stressful event; (B) the infant should breastfeed as often as he or she wants; (C) a mother has to breastfeed to be a good mother; and (D) it is important to ensure control over the infant's feeding behavior. There is a link between self-efficacy and ALPIBS score, and self-efficacy is a modifiable factor that influences breastfeeding.

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2020. Vol. 34, no 1, p. 88-95
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adaptation, breastfeeding, instrument development, preterm, self-efficacy
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Nursing Pediatrics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-179642DOI: 10.1097/JPN.0000000000000463ISI: 000513153400014PubMedID: 31996649OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-179642DiVA, id: diva2:1412581
Available from: 2020-03-06 Created: 2020-03-06 Last updated: 2020-03-06Bibliographically approved

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