Date of Award
College of Nursing
The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of prenatal breast-feeding education on a mother's perceived success at breast-feeding. This study also looked at the relationship of prenatal breast-feeding education on a mother's perception of her infant. The conceptual framework utilized was the Roy Adaptation Model. Motherhood and breast-feeding involve a change in role, which is why this theory served as a foundation for the study. The method for study was a quasi-experimental design. Subjects in the experimental group attended a prenatal breast-feeding class, those in the control group did not. In addition to a general survey questionnaire, mothers were asked to complete Broussard's Neonatal Perception Inventory, I & II, and a questionnaire related to their breast-feeding experience.; Two relationships were analyzed from the data obtained. They were (1) The relationship between a prenatal breast-feeding class and breast-feeding success. (2) The relationship between maternal perception of her infant at one month as a result of attending the prenatal breast-feeding class.; This study was a partial replication of one done by Wiles (1982).
Grunstra, Eileen and Rowe, Susan, "The Effects of Prenatal Breast-Feeding Class on Breast-Feeding Success and Maternal Perception of the Infant: A Replication" (1992). Masters Theses. 90.