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Promotion of breastfeeding: Benefits of participation pregnant in groups in health education

Monday, November 4, 2013

Renata Santos, Univ. Estadual Paulista, Araçatuba, Brazil
Suzely Moimaz, Araçatuba Dental School, Sao Paulo State University UNESP, Araçatuba/SP, Brazil
Lidia Hidalgo, Univ. Estadual Paulista, Araçatuba, Brazil
Bruno Wakayama, Univ. Estadual Paulista, Araçatuba, Brazil
Tânia Adas Saliba Rovida, Araçatuba Dental School, Sao Paulo State University UNESP, Araçatuba
Cléa Garbin, Araçatuba Dental School, 248295, Araçatuba/SP, Brazil
The aim of this study was to analyze the practice and perception of benefits breastfeeding among pregnant women that take part of a preventive and education program and to compare who did not participate. It was performed a retrospective survey. Group I was composed by 56 women who participated of the program between 2006 - 2010, having children that were 6 to 36 months, and Group II included the same number, with similar characteristics, but who not had any participation. It was used a semi-structured questionnaire during interviews, conducted at home, by an examiner. Qualitative analysis was conducted using the content categorization method. The breastfeeding rate in Group I (96.4%) was higher than Group II (80.4%) (p = 0.007). The number of mothers with breastfeeding difficulties was lower in group I (28.6%) than in group II (34.7%). There was association between participation of program and breastfeeding practice. The Group II reported that there were no benefits for mothers while group I pointed the maternal bond. The main reasons for weaning were the child's age for the group I e the need to back to work for the group II. It was concluded that there was difference between studied groups. The health educational activities are effective and should be encouraged and used as a strategy to promote infant health.

Learning Areas:

Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related education
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
Demonstrate the importance of evaluating health interventions and their effectiveness

Keyword(s): Breastfeeding, Health Education Strategies

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have direct participation in the development of this work. There are about 5 years participate in a health promotion program for pregnant women where I develop surveillance activities and research
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.