“Women Empowered Through Education to Breastfeed”
The experience of breastfeeding-related pain is common for postpartum women, but is not often anticipated as part of the postpartum experience. This feasibility randomized controlled trial aims to examine the effectiveness of a nurse-led educational intervention using anticipatory guidance among pregnant women wishing to breastfeed on breastfeeding outcomes, breastfeeding-related pain, and maternal satisfaction.
Education on breastfeeding pain
A Registered Nurse with specialization in antenatal and postpartum care will deliver a one-hour, group-based educational session specifically on breastfeeding-related pain, including: common causes of nipple pain, prevalence of nipple pain, impact of pain on milk ejection reflex, and common approaches to prevention and management of nipple pain.
Empowering Women to Cope With Breastfeeding Pain: A Feasibility Randomized Controlled Trial of an Educational Anticipatory Guidance Intervention