Bfg Ed Topics & Methods

In terms of areas of content for Educational Updates, all listed topics were of interest to at least 30% of the respondents. The three most desired content areas for further education were: (1) Interventions for specific problems, (2) Long term health benefits, and (3) Recent research findings. Community lactation support, lactation specialists, FP doctors, and obstetricians were more interested in Triage in the office than were pediatricians and perinatal nurses. Assessing milk transfer and New breast anatomy findings were primarily of interest to lactation specialists and community lactation support providers. Seven respondents did not answer this question. Other suggestions for topics included:

  • Medications & breastfeeding (1)
  • Community support resources (1)
  • Help with problem nursers: first 3 days (1)
  • Positions available to moms (1)
  • Update on latch mechanics (1)
  • Reimbursement for PPLC services (1)
  • Enhanced prenatal BF education & care; ID nipple problems (3)

Graphs of the results for this question are shown here:
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Regarding the types or formats of educational programs that are most desired, the most frequently selected was Lunch & Learns with at least 50% of each provider group choosing this selection. It was selected by 132 (75.9%) of the respondents. One drawback for this question was that it was not indicated if lunch was being provided as part of the session. Given that pharmaceutical companies frequently do provide lunch sessions, it may have been the expectation of respondents that a meal would be provided. If this choice was to be utilized by a breastfeeding coalition, more than likely the lunch would not be provided. That would probably affect attendance rates. The second most popular response was Conferences, which were more popular with nurses, lactation specialists and community lactation support providers, than with the physician groups. The third choice was Webinars, which were popular with FP doctors, lactation specialists, and community lactation support. Five respondents did not answer this question. Other types of educational formats suggested included the following:

  • Online self-paced courses (1)
  • Research articles/literature/books (5)
  • DVD on my own schedule (1)
  • Emailed information (1)

Graphs of the results for this question are shown here:
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The most helpful breastfeeding resources were identified as (1) Breastfeeding classes: 131 respondents (75.3%) and (2) Referral to Lactation Consultants: 128 respondents (73.6%). Pamphlets (52.9%), videos/DVDs (50.6%), and books/references (42.5%) were all selected frequently as well. One respondent did not answer this question. Other helpful resources included:

  • Online resources/websites: kellymom, DrJackNewman (6)
  • One-on-one assistance (8)
  • Family/friends support (2)
  • Breastfeeding support groups/LLL (3)
  • Pictures of proper latch (1)
  • Journal articles (1)
  • Educating office nurses to support/encourage (2)

Graphs of the results for this question are shown here:
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Next Page: Breastfeeding Coalition Value Statements

Also you may go to the Zoomerang results webpage for more charts and graphs of the results. Zoomerang Website