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Master Thesis

Allaitement maternel et insuffisance de lait‎ : prise en charge en médecine générale

Abstract : Insufficient milk supply appears to be the main cause of abandonment of breastfeeding. General practitioner might be the first one to give nursing mothers clear information and support about breastfeeding in order to avoid unwanted withdrawal. Our goal was to estimate general practitioners knowledge, attitudes and practices about insufficient milk supply. We conducted a survey, by anonymous self-administered questionnaires, among 350 general practitioners in the department of Savoie, France. We obtained 73 answers which represents a rate of participation of 20,8%. Most of general practitioners, who had been interviewed, have satisfying and adequate theorical knowledge to correct errors in nursing practice and breastfeeding; errors that often lead to insufficient milk supply. Many people consider the complain of a "lack of milk" as subjective, and think that this is due to a lack of motivation and/or confidence of the nursing mother who often live in an under-supporting family environment. However, general practitioner's course of action to boost lactation is sometimes parasitized by false and non-updated ideas and cultural practices. A need for training was highlighted, especially on physiology of lactation area and on the practical aspects of breastfeeding. Those kind of trainings might provide for worried mothers full and quality support and information.
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Nathalie Cibaud-Le Turdu. Allaitement maternel et insuffisance de lait‎ : prise en charge en médecine générale. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2011. ⟨dumas-00624072⟩



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