Bfg Value Statements

All 5 of the value statements were met with agreement or strong agreement by most providers. The individual questions and results are shown below.

Value Statements Strongly
Agree
Agree Unsure Disagree Strongly
Disagree
In relation to other actions the mother can take to protect or enhance the health of her child, I place breastfeeding as a high priority. 129
(74%)
38
(22%)
6
(3%)
0
(0%)
1
(1%)
I believe that most mothers can successfully breastfeed if given adequate support by their family and health care providers. 127
(73%)
36
(21%)
10
(6%)
0
(0%)
1
(1%)
I consistently provide a strong emphasis on breastfeeding in my interaction with pregnant or postpartal women/mothers of newborns. 94
(54%)
61
(35%)
16
(9%)
1
(1%)
2
(1%)
I feel adequately prepared to give the needed support to breastfeeding mothers or pregnant women considering breastfeeding. 85
(49%)
60
(34%)
22
(13%)
4
(2%)
3
(2%)
I seek out or desire educational updates to enhance my ability to support breastfeeding mothers. 56
(32%)
49
(28%)
52
(30%)
12
(7%)
5
(3%)

For the first 4 questions, all disagreement and strong disagreement was indicated by perinatal nurses.

For question #1, ambivalence was voiced by 3 perinatal nurses (2.7%) and 3 obstetricians (27.3%).

For question #2, ambivalence was indicated by 2 FP doctors (22.2%), 2 obstetricians (18.2%), and 1 pediatrician (4.5%), as well as 5 perinatal nurses (4.5%).

For question #3, ambivalence was primarily voiced by 13 perinatal nurses (11.8%), along with 2 FP doctors (22.2%) and 1 obstetrician (9.1%).

For question #4, ambivalence was indicated by 13 (11.8%) perinatal nurses, 5 (22.7%) pediatricians, 3 (33.3%) FP doctors, and 1 (9.1%) obstetrician.

For question #5, along with perinatal nurses, 1 (4.5%) pediatrician indicated strong disagreement, and 3 FP doctors (33%), 2 obstetricians (18%), and 1 Lactation consultant (7.1%) indicated disagreement. As a note of interest, the Lactation consultant also indicated she was moving and possibly seeking a role change. Ambivalence was noted by about one-third of FP doctors – 3 (33.3%), pediatricians – 8 (36.4%), obstetricians – 4 (36.4%), and perinatal nurses – 37 (33.6%).

A further graphical representation of these results is shown here:
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