The effectiveness of breastfeeding self-efficacy intervention on implementation of breastfeeding in low-birth-weight infants: a systematic review
Objective: To present an overview of breastfeeding self-efficacy interventions to enhance the implementation of exclusive breastfeeding for mothers with low birth weight infants.
Method: The systematic review comprised search for randomised controlled trials and quasi-experimental studies published between January 2014 to January 2022 on Scopus, ScienceDirect, Sage journals, ProQuest, Google Scholar and PubMed databases using the Population-Intervention-Comparison-Outcome framework and in line with the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses checklist. The analytical quality of the studies was assessed using the Critical Appraisal Skills Programme checklist.
Results: Of the 339 studies initially identified, 10(2.94%) qualified for detailed analysis. Breastfeeding self-efficacy interventions could notably enhance the implementation of exclusive breastfeeding.
Conclusion: Breastfeeding self-efficacy interventions can be modified and effectively used by nurses to improve the implementation of exclusive breastfeeding for mothers with low birth weight infants.
Keywords: Breastfeeding, Milk, Infant, Low birth weight, Intervention.
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