Evaluating the Association of Two Breastfeeding Assessment Tools with Breastfeeding Problems and Breastfeeding Satisfaction

Julie A. Schlomer, Jacque Kemmerer, Janice J. Twiss

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This pilot study evaluated how the scores from each of two breastfeeding assessment tools correlated with breastfeeding satisfaction and problems. A convenience sample of 30 first-time breastfeeding mothers participated. Mothers were randomly assigned to use either the LATCH or Infant Breastfeeding Assessment Tool (IBFAT). The Maternal Breastfeeding Evaluation Scale (MBFES) and Potential Early Breastfeeding Problem Tool (PEBPT) were used to evaluate the association of the scores of each assessment tool with breastfeeding satisfaction and breastfeeding problems. As scores on the both the LATCH and IBFAT increased, maternal satisfaction scores tended to increase, but not significantly, and breastfeeding problem scores tended to decrease (r=-0.5, p=0.06 and r=-0.49, p=0.06; respectively).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-39
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Human Lactation
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1999



  • Assessment
  • Breastfeeding
  • IBFA
  • Maternal satisfaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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