Agenda Item Details
Day 2   Saturday Nov 9, 2019
11:10 - 12:10pm
Seminar: Concurrent Session D01 – Challenging Practice Issues

D01-a Empowering Women to Cope with Breastfeeding Pain: A Feasibility Randomized Controlled Trial of an Educational Anticipatory Guidance Intervention



The experience of breastfeeding-related pain is common for women after they deliver their infants. While not often expected, breastfeeding-related pain can have a negative impact on breastfeeding outcomes, such as duration and exclusivity. The purpose of this pilot study is to examine the feasibility and potential effectiveness of a nurse-led educational intervention for pregnant women aimed at improving breastfeeding outcomes.


Learning Objectives:

After attending this participation, participants will:

1. Have a better understanding of the extant literature related to the phenomenon of breastfeeding-related pain.

2. Understand current nursing practices around the prevention and management of breastfeeding-related pain.

3. Understand the potential effectiveness of a novel, one-to-one, educational antenatal intervention for women intending to breastfeed.



Kimberley Jackson, RN, PhD, Assistant Professor, Western University, London, ON, Canada

Tara Mantler, PhD, Assistant Professor, Western University, London, ON, Canada

Sheila O'Keefe-McCarthy, RN, PhD, Assistant Professor, Brock University, London, ON, Canada


D01-b Birthing and Being Birthed: Exploring How the Experience of Birth Trauma Impacts Childbearing People in Their First Postpartum Year



To provide the preliminary findings of a feminist phenomenological study which explores the experiences of childbearing people living with birth trauma in their first postpartum year.


Learning Objectives:

1. Identify the etiology of birth trauma.

2. Understand the effect birth trauma has in the postpartum period.

3. Learn what childbearing people want to help them recover from birth trauma.



Sandra Murphy, BScN, RN, Graduate Student, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada



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