Integrated approaches to support consistent lactation care: Closing the evidence to practice gap

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Abstract

Global breastfeeding rates indicate that most women and infants are unable to sustain lactation for minimum recommended durations, with marked cost to health outcomes. Breastfeeding families frequently visit doctors following birth and these interactions significantly influence feeding decisions. Doctors have identified they are not receiving the evidence-based knowledge needed to support clinical decision-making. Various research methods, guided systematically using established framework for complex intervention development, were integrated to deliver the required evidence-base via an accessible online intervention called LactaMap. LactaMap enables timely translation of lactation knowledge to practice and is being cited by hospital, health and government organisations.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Clifford, Rhonda, Supervisor
  • Pritchard, Doug, Supervisor
  • Pérez-Escamilla, Rafael, Supervisor, External person
Thesis sponsors
Award date28 Jun 2021
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2021

Embargo information

  • Chapter 6 embargoed from 05/07/2021 to 30/06/2022. Made publicly available on 30/06/2022.

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