Breastfeeding Appraisal

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The researchers followed earlier study leads by equaling initiation of breastfeeding and formula fed exclusively to equal 1. Along with analyzing other breastfeeding durations including months spent breastfeeding before formula and age child received first formula fed. Also concluded from the earlier studies what maternal and household characteristics encourage the action of breastfeeding and differences in geographic campaign on breastfeeding promotion. The researchers “Control variables included child sex, race, and ethnicity; mother’s age, education, and marital status; and household participation in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (ever) and number of children” (Gurley-Calvez, Bullinder, & Kapinos, …show more content…

The analysis helped the control and treatment group find means and percentage differences between the Medicaid and privately insured mothers and children before and after the ACA 2012 policy change. All values were analyzed and interpreted to find if the policy changed helped increase breastfeeding rates and duration. Findings were all adequately summarized, along with mentioning whether the values were statistically significant or nonsignificant to the study’s research. The findings from this study were reported to correlate with other studies experimenting the effects of interventions on promoting breastfeeding. As well as, addressing the results to the same study and gave sufficient information needed for evidence-based practice. After reviewing the results from the study on, Effectiveness of primary-care based interventions to promote breastfeeding: Systemic evidence review and meta-analysis for the U.S. preventive services task force, Gurley-Calvez et al. (2018) concluded from the meta-analysis of that study in comparison to their study that, “breastfeeding-support services increased breastfeeding duration by 8 to 11 percentage points” (p. 280). The ACA 2012 policy change did help increase the duration of breastfeeding, which is what the researchers were motivated to …show more content…

It was correctly concluded that with the ACA 2012 policy change, that implements coverage on lactation support services for Medicaid and privately insured mothers and children, helped increased both the number of months spent breastfeeding and just breastfeeding with no formula. According to Gurley-Calvez, Bullinder, and Kapinos (2018), the rate increased from 0.57 to 0.74 months, seen as being clinically significant towards the goal of the ACA policy change (p. 280). This justifies a causal inference that the supports of a no cost lactation devices help prolong the duration of breastfeeding. Limitations didn’t bias nor impact the internal findings of the study. The only limitations identified were the researchers not knowing the type of birth the mother had, small age group of 19 to 23 month old children, and the insurance the mothers had before the ACA policy change. However, these limitations did not significantly affect the results. The findings cannot be generalized to all people because sample included only Medicaid and privately insured mother and children in 25 states such as Michigan, New York, California, Washington, just to name a

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