Parent report of exclusive breastfeeding after attending a combined midwifery and chiropractic feeding clinic in the UK: A cross-sectional service evaluation.

Miller, J., Beharie, M., Taylor, A. M., Simmenes, E. and Way, S., 2016. Parent report of exclusive breastfeeding after attending a combined midwifery and chiropractic feeding clinic in the UK: A cross-sectional service evaluation. Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine, 21 (2), pp. 85-91.

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DOI: 10.1177/2156587215625399

Abstract

This service evaluation investigated an interdisciplinary allied professional health care strategy to address the problem of suboptimal breastfeeding. A clinic of midwives and chiropractors was developed in a university-affiliated clinic in the UK to care for suboptimal feeding through a multidisciplinary approach. No studies have previously investigated the effect of such an approach. The aim was to assess any impact to the breastfeeding dyad and maternal satisfaction after attending the multidisciplinary clinic through a service evaluation. Eighty-five initial questionnaires were completed and 72 (85%) follow-up questionnaires were returned. On follow-up, 93% of mothers reported an improvement in feeding as well as satisfaction with the care provided. Prior to treatment, 26% of the infants were exclusively breastfed. At the followup survey 86% of mothers reported exclusive breastfeeding. The relative risk ratio for exclusive breastfeeding after attending the multidisciplinary clinic was 3.6 (95%CI 2.4-5.4).

Item Type:Article
ISSN:2156-5872
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Group:School of Health and Social Care
ID Code:23036
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Deposited On:04 Jan 2016 16:24
Last Modified:09 May 2016 12:07

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