Poster Session
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
Breastfeeding in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU): Surveying OT Practices
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, USA
  • San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, USA
  • San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, USA
  • San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, USA
  • San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, USA
  • San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, USA
Article Information
Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
Breastfeeding in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU): Surveying OT Practices
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505168. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO6017
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505168. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO6017
Abstract

Date Presented 04/05/19

This study aimed to explore if and how OTs are addressing breastfeeding in the NICU, including the types of interventions used, the roles assumed, and subjective perceptions of barriers to addressing breastfeeding. An online survey was distributed nationwide to OTs currently working in NICUs. Data were collected from 85 eligible participants in 30 states; 84% of respondents indicated they provide breastfeeding interventions primarily in the roles of clinician and educator.

Primary Author and Speaker: Allison Smith

Additional Authors and Speakers: Erin Kastelz, Alexandra Moini, Erica Strutner, Eric Ingersoll

Contributing Authors: Jim Le