Use of breast pumps to improve breastfeeding outcomes: development and feasibility testing of a novel incentive intervention
  Project transfer in from Stirling University. To develop an acceptable and feasible breast pump incentive intervention for future testing in a trial. To describe NHS and voluntary sector breast pump provision, support and hire services in Scotland.

Methods: participatory mixed methods study, with mother and baby groups contributing throughout.

Two online surveys:
1) care providers (anticipate n=200) with follow-up telephone interviews (10-15) will scope current service provision, training, resources and further inform the intervention;
2) Mothers via NetMums to assess intervention acceptability to mothers. Content analysis of policy and training documents (all Health Boards).

Two intervention development workshops hosted by NHS Health Scotland with Scottish Infant Feeding Advisors Network, and mother and voluntary sector representatives.
1) data collection, candidate interventions;
2) feedback on findings.

  • Start Date:

    1 September 2016

  • End Date:

    31 August 2018

  • Activity Type:

    Externally Funded Research

  • Funder:

    Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity

  • Value:


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