This trial is evaluating whether Telelactation support will improve 3 primary outcomes and 2 secondary outcomes in patients with Breast Feeding. Measurement will happen over the course of 8 weeks postpartum.
This trial requires 2400 total participants across 2 different treatment groups
This trial involves 2 different treatments. Telelactation Support is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.
"Breast-fed infants develop less illness in the first 2 years of life in many cases probably due to prebiotic factors such as bifidobacteria. These advantages for breast fed infants need to be balanced against possible adverse effects of breast milk on the child at a later point in life." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Almost two thirds of people with advanced [breast cancer](https://www.withpower.com/clinical-trials/breast-cancer) reported feeling that they had regained a significant part of their pre-cancer body weight after 12 m months of exclusive breast feeding. However, the majority of survivors perceived that full breast feeding was unlikely to return all of their weight to pre-cancer weight. We suggest that, for many people who perceive that breast feeding has made a significant and significant contribution towards their recovery, ongoing breast feeding may be perceived to provide a sense of normality, which encourages them to feel they are 'getting on with life' or 'getting on with the world' despite their cancer." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Although there is only a limited amount of published data, studies published in the past five years suggest that there may be a trend of reluctance on the part of mothers to discontinue breast feeding. Despite the limited number of studies published, the majority of studies found that breastfeeding was an important component to an infant's overall well-being. Many studies found advantages to breast-feeding, such as [improved growth] for both the mother and baby. In addition, breastfeeding decreased the risk of chronic disease in the child in later life. Breast feeding remained significant in the health of both the mother and baby despite other influences such as smoking, alcohol consumption, and lack of exercise." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Breast feeding appears to be a safe means of providing nutrients to the infant, and breast-fed infants are at no greater hazard of developing a variety of diseases later in life. Breast-feeding appears to be a healthy mode of feeding for infants. However, a thorough, regular and knowledgeable breast-feeding routine by mothers has several vital elements. The health status of a breast-fed child is a result of the mothers’ well-being and that of her infant, and if the latter is healthy then the former will be healthy." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"At the age of 2 years, mothers' beliefs about breast feeding are strongly influenced by their beliefs and that of the health professionals who are involved in assessing them, and in turn influence their breastfeeding. The strongest influence on breast feeding seems to be provided by health professionals who were trained to deal with mothers with low intelligence and whose advice is consistent with the attitude of their peers." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"There have not yet been updated numbers on a national level. However, there have been research studies which support the need to create a national breastfeeding map. As of today however, there have been few data regarding the current status on the use of breast feeding in the United States. Current data show that a lower rates of breastfeeding are found in women who are ages older than 18 and who have lower education levels, although there is no statistical significant difference between different races and ethnicities. There are not enough national data to create a full-inclusive breastfeeding map. The current data support the need to create a national breastfeeding map." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"The use of telephone telelactation support to aid mothers in the care of infants may improve care for mothers and children. A randomized controlled trial is needed to confirm whether telephone telelactation can improve mothers' wellbeing at home. Telelactation support is an intervention with potential to reduce negative impacts of time out of the workforce for both mothers and their working babies." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Telehealth support can be used to reduce mother-infant separation times. Telehealth can also decrease the duration of supplemental breast milk to no more than six months beyond the normal weaning period of the infant." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Although this study has limitations including small sample size, use of a telephone interview protocol and the use of self-report and case-study, it will add to the body of research on the health and well-being of telelactating mothers and their infants in this age of telehealth. In the absence of empirical evidence on the safety of telelactation, this study demonstrates the need for a definitive clinical trial investigating the safety of such care." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"There is a trend for young ages to be associated with less exclusive breast feeding and for older age to be associated with duration of breast feeding, but there is no strong evidence supporting this. Given that the frequency of the timing of breast feeding has shown to be a key influence on later child health, this research suggests that all factors that influence how long and how often breast should be expressed must be taken into consideration." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Telehealth services, the most common of which is MLW, were offered to mothers with breast feeding problems. Benefits are reported by mothers in the areas of: enhancing the mother's self-esteem, reducing the need to seek care, and providing reassurance and advice on breastfeeding difficulties." - Anonymous Online Contributor