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Breastfeeding promotion for infants in neonatal units: a systematic review and economic analysis.
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There is strong evidence that short periods of kangaroo skin-to-skin contact increased the duration of any breastfeeding for 1 month after discharge, and limited evidence suggests that cup feeding (versus bottle feeding) may increase breastfeeding at discharge and reduce the frequency of oxygen desaturation. Expand
The opportunities and challenges of pragmatic point-of-care randomised trials using routinely collected electronic records: evaluations of two exemplar trials.
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EHR point-of-care trials are feasible, although the recruitment of clinicians is a major challenge owing to the complexity of trial approvals, and Good Clinical Practice guidelines, governance and consent procedures were found to have substantially affected the intended simple nature of the trials. Expand
Predicting breastfeeding in women living in areas of economic hardship: Explanatory role of the theory of planned behaviour
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Investigation of the factors underlying breastfeeding intention and subsequent breastfeeding at four time points and implications for interventions are discussed, such as the potential usefulness of targeting descriptive norms, moral norms and perceived behavioural control when attempting to increase breastfeeding uptake. Expand
Using an extended theory of planned behaviour to inform interventions aimed at increasing breastfeeding uptake in primiparas experiencing material deprivation.
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The TPB provided a useful framework with which to examine the factors underlying breastfeeding intentions and behaviour amongst primiparas and a grouping system based on the congruence between intentions and subsequent behaviour revealed important differences between beliefs of the three groups. Expand
A systematic review of education and evidence-based practice interventions with health professionals and breast feeding counsellors on duration of breast feeding.
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From the studies identified, there seems to be no single way that consistently achieves changes in breast feeding duration and it seems that UNICEF/WHO Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFI) training might have the potential to influence breast feedingduration. Expand
Factors influencing the infant feeding decision for socioeconomically deprived pregnant teenagers: the moral dimension.
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Existing breastfeeding promotion activities are likely to continue to fail to reach teenagers experiencing deprivation in England in the absence of effective strategies to change the underlying negative moral norms toward breastfeeding. Expand
Interventions for promoting the initiation of breastfeeding.
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Evidence from this review shows that the forms of breastfeeding education evaluated were effective at increasing breastfeeding initiation rates among women on low incomes in the USA. Expand
Breastfeeding promotion for infants in neonatal units: a systematic review.
TLDR
Evaluated interventions that may promote or inhibit breastfeeding/breastmilk feeding for infants admitted to neonatal units included kangaroo skin-to-skin contact, simultaneous milk expression, peer support in hospital and community, multidisciplinary staff training, and Unicef Baby Friendly accreditation of the associated maternity hospital. Expand
Needles, Jabs and Jags: a qualitative exploration of barriers and facilitators to child and adult immunisation uptake among Gypsies, Travellers and Roma
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Key issues that should be considered when taking action to improve uptake of immunisations in Traveller families and reduce the persistent inequalities in coverage are identified. Expand
Implications of the Changing Conversation About Causality for Evaluators
Making causal claims is central to evaluation practice because we want to know the effects of a program, project, or policy. In the past decade, the conversation about establishing causal claims hasExpand
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