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Study Protocol : an exploration of health professional support for breastfeeding - a primary care study

Jahn Kassim, Puteri Shanaz and Awang Dzulkarnain, Dayangku Hayaty and Jamani, Nurjasmine Aida and Abdul Rashid, Aneesa and Shamsuddin, Nurainul Hana and Mawardi, Mawar (2015) Study Protocol : an exploration of health professional support for breastfeeding - a primary care study. In: 20th Wonca Europe Conference 2015, 22-25 Oct 2015, Istanbul.

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Even though there has been substantial evidence on the benefits of breastfeeding, Malaysia has one of the lowest rates of breastfeeding in Asia. The Malaysia Third National and Health Morbidity Survey (NHMS III) 2006 showed that less than 155 of infants below six months were breastfed exclusively in 2006; and the prevalence of continued breastfeeding up to two years old in Malaysia was 37.4% which is among the lowest compared to the prevalence in other countries in South East Asia. The role of health professionals in promoting and supporting breastfeeding has been increasingly emphasized. However, data on health professional's perspectives on breastfeeding in Malaysia has been lacking. The aim of this study is to understand health professionals' perspectives on breastfeeding, their knowledge and attitudes towards breastfeeding and their self-efficacy in dealing with breastfeeding issues, as well as perceived barriers to providing support and issues around breastfeeding education.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: 5696/46821
Uncontrolled Keywords: breastfeeding, knowledge, attitudes, self-efficacy, barriers, education
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Family Medicine (Effective: 1st January 2011)
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2016 15:02
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2018 12:33
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/46821

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