Accession Number : ADA268204


Title :   The Incidence and Duration of Breastfeeding in Active Duty Military Women


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH


Personal Author(s) : Sandercock, Debre


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a268204.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 40


Abstract : The purpose of this investigation was to examine the incidence and duration of breastfeeding in active duty women in the armed forces. No data existed regarding the duration of breastfeeding for these women. A convenience sample of 20 active duty women who delivered at a midwestern military medical center was selected. Women with multiple gestation, premature deliveries (delivery prior to 37 weeks gestation), and maternal/infant complications were excluded from the study. Data was collected from existing records. The mother's inpatient record was examined to collect demographic information, type of delivery, and maternal complications. The type of feeding at discharge was collected from the newborn nursery/neonatal intensive care unit register. The infant's outpatient was examined to collect type of feeding at 2, 8, 16, and 24 weeks, and infant complications. Frequencies were calculated to summarize the data


Descriptors :   *MILITARY PERSONNEL , *ACTIVE DUTY , THESES , MAMMARY GLANDS


Subject Categories : Psychology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE