Essay on Skin to Skin
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Effect of immediate and continuous mother–infant skin-to-skin contact on breastfeeding self-efﬁcacy of primiparous women:
A randomised control trial
Karimi Aghdas a, Khadivzadeh Talat b, Bagheri Sepideh c,* a Student Research Committee, Department of Midwifery and Reproductive Health, Nursing and Midwifery School, Mashhad University of Medical Science,
School of Nursing and Midwifery and Women Health Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran c School of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran b A R T I C L E I N F …show more content…
K. Aghdas et al. / Women and Birth 27 (2014) 37–40
mother–infant skin-to-skin contact on breastfeeding behaviours of infants is well known.16–18
Importance of maternal self-efﬁcacy on breastfeeding initiation and continuation has been demonstrated consistently.14,19,20
Breastfeeding self-efﬁcacy refers to the conﬁdence of a woman in her ability to breast feed her baby.21,22 This study was conducted to assess the effect of early mother infant skin-to-skin contact on maternal breastfeeding self-efﬁcacy.
The randomisation sequence was generated by the statistical adviser of the research programme using computerised research randomiser. The sequence was concealed from the research assistants in sequentially numbered sealed opaque envelop. The envelops were opened after the mothers signed the consent forms.