Testing validity and reliability of an instrument which measures maternal evaluation of breastfeeding.

@article{Riordan1994TestingVA,
  title={Testing validity and reliability of an instrument which measures maternal evaluation of breastfeeding.},
  author={J M Riordan and Gil Woodley and Kelly Bowman Heaton},
  journal={Journal of human lactation : official journal of International Lactation Consultant Association},
  year={1994},
  volume={10 4},
  pages={
          231-5
        }
}
Breastfeeding satisfaction is usually measured by how long a mother breastfeeds. Lack of another method to measure the mother's evaluation of breastfeeding has been a barrier to breastfeeding research. This study tested validity and reliability of the Maternal Breastfeeding Evaluation Scale (MBFES), a new tool which measures mothers' satisfaction with breastfeeding. The sample consisted of 73 women who attended breastfeeding classes in a midwestern hospital. MBFES scores were significantly… CONTINUE READING