A Web-Based Breastfeeding Education Program

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Two Web-based breastfeeding programs were developed to provide new parents with necessary information on proper breastfeeding techniques. One version was plain text and the other version combined text with graphics. The computer was viewed as a valuable learning tool. The breastfeeding program that contained graphics was preferred over the text-only program. Educators are encouraged to use Web-based graphic programs to provide breastfeeding education to new parents.

Keywords: breastfeeding

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: WEI-CHEN (PHOEBE) CHENG recently graduated with her MS degree from the Clinical Informatics System program at the University of Utah College of Nursing in Salt Lake City. 2: CHERYL THOMPSON is an associate professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Nursing in Omaha, Nebraska. 3: JACKIE SMITH is an associate professor (clinical) at the University of Utah College of Nursing. 4: LEIGH PUGH is clinical product consultant at Quadramed, Inc. in Salt Lake City, Utah. 5: CLAIRE STANLEY is the coordinator of the Perinatal Education Program at University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics in Salt Lake City.

Publication date: December 1, 2003

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