Prediction of Early Breastfeeding Attrition for First-Time Breastfeeding Mothers.
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The purpose of this study was to test the reliability and predictive validity of the Breastfeeding Attrition Prediction Tool BAPT when admihistered to first-time breastfeeding mothers, to identify the optimal time for its use, and to determine if responses to the BAPT change between prenatal and postpartum periods. The BAPT was based on the Theory of Planned Behavior that explains behavior as based on constructs of attitude, subjective norm, and perceived behavioral control. Women who attended the prenatal breastfeeding classes during their last trimester of pregnancy, planned to breastfeed for the first time, and planned to breastfeed a minimum of eight weeks comprised the sample. Women completed the BAPT during the breastfeeding class BAPT 1, and again during the postpartum hospital stay BAPT 2, and agreed to a brief telephone follow-up at eight weeks post delivery. This study was a subset of a larger, ongoing study. The first 23 women in the larger study who completed all three parts of the study made up this studys sample.
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