Integrating Quality Improvement and Translational Research Models to Increase Exclusive Breastfeeding

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Abstract

Exclusive breastfeeding (EBF), a perinatal core measure, is associated with a longer duration of breastfeeding. The purpose of this quality improvement project was to increase the percent of healthy term singleton newborns who were exclusively breastfed at an academic medical center in the Midwest. Implementation of skin-to-skin contact between mother and newborn immediately following birth resulted in an increase in the percent of healthy term singleton newborns who were EBF from 55% to 64%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)545-553
Number of pages9
JournalJOGNN - Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing
Volume43
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

Keywords

  • DMAIC
  • Exclusive breastfeeding
  • Intervention studies
  • Six Sigma
  • Skin-to-skin contact
  • Translational research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics
  • Critical Care
  • Maternity and Midwifery

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