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Journal of Clinical Nursing and Midwifery 2013, __VOLUME_4_(_3_ISSUE__): 19-27 Back to browse issues page
The effect of infant massage on the frequency and duration of breast feeding- A randomized clinical trial
Ziba Raisi-Dehkordi *, Masomeh Delaram , Fatemeh Sadat Hosseini-Baharanchi
, ziba758@gmail.com
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Background and aims: Breast feeding is the best nutrition for infants, because it provides the health numerous benefits both mother and infant. Infant massage in many countries is used as a part of routine care in many cultures, for the first few months of life. Infant massage training is considered part of routine care. The aim of this study was to test the effects of infant massage on frequency and duration of breast-feeding with normal infants over a period of 8 weeks. Methods: This study was a randomized clinical trial conducted on 80 infants of nulliparous women referred to health centers of medical sciences university in 2010. Infants were randomly divided into two groups of 40. Massage by parent groups 2 times a day (morning and evening) for 8 weeks and each time was 15 minutes, while the control group received usual care. Data collection included interviews and diaries form the parents of the infant. The frequency and breastfeeding duration in both groups 1 and 2 months after delivery were studied. Data analysis was performed using SPSS software. Results: After 4 and 8 weeks of massage, there were significant differences on duration breast feeding between the two groups (P<0.05). There were also significant differences on frequency breast feeding (P<0.001) in 4 and 8 weeks of massage between the two groups. Conclusion: Overall, the results of this study reassure that infant massage facilitates the mother-infant interaction for infants and mothers and increases duration and breastfeeding frequency who give massage to their baby.
Keywords: Massage, Infant, Breastfeeding frequency, Breastfeeding duration
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Type of Study: Orginal Article | Subject: General
Received: 2014/02/18 | Accepted: 2014/02/18 | Published: 2014/02/18
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Raisi-Dehkordi Z, Delaram M, Hosseini-Baharanchi F S. The effect of infant massage on the frequency and duration of breast feeding- A randomized clinical trial. Journal of Clinical Nursing and Midwifery. 2013; 2 (3) :19-27
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