Allison Smith, Erin Kastelz, Alexandra Moini, Erica Strutner, Eric Ingersoll, Jim Le; Breastfeeding in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU): Surveying OT Practices. Am J Occup Ther 2019;73(4_Supplement_1):7311505168. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO6017
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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
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