Improving exclusive breast feeding in the first twenty-four hours after birth: A quality improvement project
Feda’a Al- Shatnawi, Hayat Abu-Shaikha and Laith Alosoufe
Background: Exclusive breast feeding was defined as the neonate receiving only breast milk, and nonhuman milk including milk formulas and no water.
Aim: To improve the proportion of exclusive breast feeding for full term, healthy, singleton neonate who delivered by CS within the first 24 hours.
Design: Quality improvement project design was used in this study.
Subjects: The study sample composed all infants were delivered full term babies.
Setting: The study was conducted at the governmental hospital.
Tools: The project will follow the rapid cycle Plan-Do-Study-Act approach (PDSA) improvement model which is suitable for small scale changes, and provide ongoing test of change and revisions to the process.
Results: Improve the exclusive breast feeding of all included studies women.
Conclusions: We achieved positive results on the initiation of exclusive breast feeding. Recommendations: PDSA model as a quality improvement methodology was very successful in changing attitude of health care providers and improving the rate of initiation of exclusive breast feeding.
Feda’a Al- Shatnawi, Hayat Abu-Shaikha, Laith Alosoufe. Improving exclusive breast feeding in the first twenty-four hours after birth: A quality improvement project. Int J Res Paediatric Nurs 2023;5(2):40-44. DOI: 10.33545/26641291.2023.v5.i2a.133