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Modesty and Security: Attributes Associated with Comfort and Willingness to Engage in Telelactation

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33606, USA
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College of Nursing, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
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Department of Community and Environmental Health, College of Health Sciences, Boise State University, Boise, ID 83725, USA
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Department of Anthropology, University of Nebraska—Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588, USA
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College of Public Health, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
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The Chiles Center, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33613, USA
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Academic Editor: Elizabeth Asztalos
Children 2021, 8(4), 271; https://doi.org/10.3390/children8040271
Received: 10 December 2020 / Revised: 21 March 2021 / Accepted: 26 March 2021 / Published: 1 April 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Research Progress in Breastfeeding)
The objectives were to identify conditions under which mothers may be willing to use telelactation and explore associations between participant characteristics, willingness, and beliefs regarding telelactation use. Mothers 2–8 weeks postpartum were recruited from two Florida maternal care sites and surveyed to assess demographics, breastfeeding initiation, and potential telelactation use. Analyses included descriptive statistics and logistic regression models. Of the 88 participants, most were white, married, earned less than USD 50,000 per year, had access to technology, and were willing to use telelactation if it was free (80.7%) or over a secure server (63.6%). Fifty-six percent were willing to use telelactation if it involved feeding the baby without a cover, but only 45.5% were willing if their nipples may be seen. Those with higher odds of willingness to use telelactation under these modesty conditions were experienced using videochat, white, married, and of higher income. Mothers with security concerns had six times the odds of being uncomfortable with telelactation compared to mothers without concerns. While telelactation can improve access to critical services, willingness to use telelactation may depend on conditions of use and sociodemographics. During the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, these findings offer important insights for lactation professionals implementing virtual consultations. View Full-Text
Keywords: breastfeeding; telemedicine; lactation support; telelactation breastfeeding; telemedicine; lactation support; telelactation
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Louis-Jacques, A.F.; Schafer, E.J.; Livingston, T.A.; Logan, R.G.; Marhefka, S.L. Modesty and Security: Attributes Associated with Comfort and Willingness to Engage in Telelactation. Children 2021, 8, 271. https://doi.org/10.3390/children8040271

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Louis-Jacques AF, Schafer EJ, Livingston TA, Logan RG, Marhefka SL. Modesty and Security: Attributes Associated with Comfort and Willingness to Engage in Telelactation. Children. 2021; 8(4):271. https://doi.org/10.3390/children8040271

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Louis-Jacques, Adetola F., Ellen J. Schafer, Taylor A. Livingston, Rachel G. Logan, and Stephanie L. Marhefka 2021. "Modesty and Security: Attributes Associated with Comfort and Willingness to Engage in Telelactation" Children 8, no. 4: 271. https://doi.org/10.3390/children8040271

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