Individual Study / Cavalcanti et al.; Matern Child Nutr. 2019

Online Participatory Intervention to Promote and Support Exclusive Breastfeeding: Randomized Clinical Trial

Online Participatory Intervention to Promote and Support Exclusive Breastfeeding: Randomized Clinical Trial

Initiatives -
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a participatory intervention promoted by health professionals on the duration of EBF during the first six months of the child's life using an online social network. Note: All published information has been collected from the article referenced in the Marker Paper box below. Therefore, there may be variations with more advanced versions of the study.
Start Year
2016
Funding

Design

Study design
Clinical trial cohort

Marker Paper

Cavalcanti DS, Cabral CS, de Toledo Vianna RP, Osório MM. Online participatory intervention to promote and support exclusive breastfeeding: Randomized clinical trial. Matern Child Nutr. 2019;15(3):e12806. doi:10.1111/mcn.12806

PUBMED 30825414

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
251
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
251 mother–child pairings,123 in the IG and 128 in the control group

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Timeline

Population

The mothers included in the study gave birth during the recruitment period, between August 2016 and February 2017, were over 18 years of age, knew how to read and write, used the online social network Facebook , and were discharged from the hospital together with their child. The exclusion criteria of the study were mothers who distanced themselves from their child for any reason throughout the study; who were HIV seropositive or had any other diseases that contraindicated breastfeeding; and who gave premature birth with infants with low birth weight, twins, or with congenital problems that prevented or hindered suckling at the breast.
Selection Criteria
Minimum age
18
Newborns
Twins
Countries
  • Brazil
Territory
Northeast - region of Brazil
Ethnic Origin
Health Status
Other criteria
The exclusion criteria of the study were mothers who distanced themselves from their child for any reason throughout the study; who were HIV seropositive or had any other diseases that contraindicated breastfeeding; and who gave premature birth with infants with low birth weight, twins, or with congenital problems that prevented or hindered suckling at the breast

Recruitment

Sources of recruitment
  • Clinical patients

Number of participants

Number of participants
251
Number of participants with biosamples
Data Collection Event
After hospital discharge, the intervention group was followed through a closed group of an online social network, where weekly posters were published on topics related to breastfeeding and an active communication was established with the mothers. The groups were interviewed monthly over the phone until the child reached 6 months of age.
Start Date
2016-08
End Date
2017-02
Data sources
  • Social media
    • online social network