Assessment of maternal self-efficacy in breastfeeding in the immediate puerperium

Bárbara Brandão Lopes, Anne Fayma Chaves Lopes, Dharlene Giffoni Soares, Hilana Dayana Dodou, Régia Christina Moura Barbosa Castro, Mônica Oliveira Batista Oriá

Abstract


Objective: to evaluate the maternal self-efficacy in breastfeeding in the immediate puerperium. Methods: this is a cross-sectional study involving 132 puerperae. A form with sociodemographic and obstetrical data and the Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy Scale - Short Form was applied in the rooming-in maternity ward. Results: the majority of the interviewed women presented high self-efficacy (90.9%) and presented medium (9.1%) self-efficacy in breastfeeding. There was no association between Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy Scale-Short Form scores and sociodemographic and obstetric variables. Conclusion: women presented high self-efficacy in breastfeeding, which points to a favorable expectation towards breastfeeding, and nurse professional are required to provide more effective assistance in breastfeeding support.

Keywords


Breast Feeding; Self Efficacy, Nursing, Postpartum Period.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15253/rev%20rene.v18i6.31101

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