Women 's Role For Prenatal Education

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Again, as this project was based off of existing work, factors were increasingly revealed to be different from one study to another. This included conclusions differing based on the subset of people studied, such as age ranges of women (Holbrook et al., 2013; McInnes et al., 2001); measures collected in some projects that were not consistently reported in others, such as timelines of data collection; and types of education, either as prenatal only, postpartum only, or a triad of antenatal interventions. Most importantly, if women changed their choice during prenatal education, with provider encouragement, or staff’s help after birth, this variable was not notes nor recorded in the studies. There is also an inherent weakness in the rate women can answer questions correctly and fully, despite early infant childcare considerations, such as sleep loss and accurate record keeping, which is not addressed in this project. Multiple definitions of success also cloud self reporting: in many studies exclusivity means only breastfeeding at the breast, whereas some means just breastmilk in any form; supplementation can also mean at the breast or via bottle; infant weight gain may be adequate for an individual child but considered too low to for a defined successful rate in study parameters; and self reported success can be even more subjective (Fairbanks et al., 2000; Geraghty et al., 2013). The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends “exclusive breastfeeding for about 6 months,
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