Assessing Application-Based Breastfeeding Education for Physicians and Nurses: A Scoping Review

Assessing Application-Based Breastfeeding Education for Physicians and Nurses: A Scoping Review

Authors: Samantha A. Chuisano MPH, Olivia S. Anderson, PhD, MPH, RD

Background: Physicians and nurses are expected to support breastfeeding mothers. However, there is a lack of standardized breastfeeding education throughout training programs and hospitals. As a result, providers lack the necessary confidence and skills to guide mothers throughout the breastfeeding experience. The hands-on nature of breastfeeding management demands the implementation of application-based learning tools to improve skills retention and patient breastfeeding outcomes.

  • Target learning groups: nursing students, residents, medical professionals
  • 10 peer-reviewed studies from the nursing and medical fields were reviewed

Objective: To critically assess the types of application-based breastfeeding management learning tools reported within medical and nursing professions and the evaluation methods of learner and patient outcomes.

Breastfeeding Education for Nurses and Physicians (Table 4) Breastfeeding Education for Nurses and Physicians (Table 2)