Predictors of breastfeeding self-efficacy during the covid-19 pandemic

Ahmad Zadeh Beheshti, Maryam and Alimoradi, Zainab and Bahrami, Nasim and Allen, Kelly-Ann and Lissack, Kerrie (2021) Predictors of breastfeeding self-efficacy during the covid-19 pandemic. Journal of Neonatal Nursing.

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Background: Breastfeeding self-efficacy (BSE) is a strong predictor of the duration of breastfeeding. The aim of this study is to determine the predictors of BSE in breastfeeding mothers during the Covid-19 pandemic. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted with 300 breastfeeding mothers who breastfed during the Covid- 19 pandemic. Convenience sampling was used to recruit participants. A battery of online questionnaires measured sociodemographic and obstetric characteristics, breastfeeding self-efficacy, spouse postpartum social support, perceived social support, anxiety and depression, and fear of Covid-19. Data were analyzed using Pearson correlation coefficients, one-way ANOVA, and multivariable linear regression via stepwise method. The significance level in this study was α = 0.05. Results: The mean BSE score among participants was 58.19 ± 10.48 (out of 70). Spouse postpartum social support (β = 0.732, p = 0.04), intention to breastfeed (β = 0.17, p = 0.001), use of formula while breastfeeding (β =

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RU Midwifery
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: University Portal > research center > sdh
Depositing User: pr SDH research
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2022 10:22
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2022 10:22
URI: http://eprints.qums.ac.ir/id/eprint/11312

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