This purpose of this study was to look at the effects of kangaroo care and the outcome it has on breastfeeding in the mother and preterm infant. Data was collected from 66 mothers and their preterm infants. The data was collected using the Index of Breastfeeding Status (IBS) at six weeks, three, six, twelve, and eighteen months. The results showed that, the mother’s who were in the kangaroo care group breastfed longer than those in the control group, 5.08 months vs. 2.05 months. The mother’s who were in the kangaroo care group also fed their infants more exclusively for the first 6 months. The study suggests that the use of kangaroo care is an effective way to increase exclusivity and duration of breastfeeding.
The title for this article successfully identified most of the necessary components. The title clearly states that the population that is being looked at is both mothers and preterm infants. The title also reports the variables being used in the study; kangaroo care and breastfeeding. While the variables are clearly stated it does not seem as clear which is the independent and which is the dependent. It can be assumed that the kangaroo care will affect the breastfeeding. For those readers who are unsure of the definition of kangaroo care before reading this paper, it will not be as easily assumed that kangaroo care will affect the breastfeeding.
The abstract clearly summarized all of the main points of this study. The problem was clearly written with a simple and straight forward statement. The methods summarized the design and the sample taken for the study. The results clearly showed the difference between the control and treatment group. The keywords were not defined in this section.
Statement of the problem
The introduction held the problem statement which stated that the mothers of preterm infants often had trouble breastfeeding which was due to their milk supply and the duration of...