Partner behaviours improving breastfeeding outcomes: An integrative review

Eirwyn L. Davidson, Richard L. Ollerton

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Abstract

The impact of specific supportive behaviours of a woman’s partner on breastfeeding outcomes is unclear.
Breastfeeding is beneficial for the infant, mother, and society. Partner support plays a significant role in promoting breastfeeding. Strategies to improve breastfeeding rates have had limited success with rates worldwide remaining well below World Health Organization recommendations, contributing to significant morbidity, mortality, and economic burden globally.
Aim: To determine what specific supportive behaviours of a breastfeeding woman’s partner increase breastfeeding initiation, exclusivity, and duration rates in Western-culture settings.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e15-e23
Number of pages9
JournalWomen and Birth
Volume33
Issue number1
Early online date10 Jun 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2020

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