Optimising Baby to Breast Attachment (OBBA) | Not Recruiting
Optimising Baby to Breast Attachment (OBBA)
Trial Source

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Health Conditions
  • Topic: Reproductive Health and Childbirth
  • Subtopic: Reproductive Health and Childbirth (all Subtopics)
  • Disease: Reproductive Health & Childbirth
Primary Contact Details
Not Recruiting
Recruitment Status
Primary Trial ID Number
Not provided at time of registration
Research Details
  • Phase 1: Refinement of a complex intervention to teach mothers how to Optimise Baby to Breast Attachment (OBBA). Phase 2: RCT - final design determined by findings from phase 1. Women will receive: a. Standard breastfeeding support or b. Standard breastfeeding support plus the intervention Phase 3. Process evaluation a. In-depth interviews with a selection of women from both groups. b. One-to-one interviews with women who decline participation in RCT. c. Focus groups with health professionals.
Not Applicable
Study Design
Both; Interventional and Observational; Design type: a) Quantitative (RCT) and b) Qualitative (one to one structured interviews, one to one in-depth interviews, and focus groups)
Study Type

OBBA, Education session with mothers to teach how to optimising baby to breast attachment.; Study Entry : Registration and One or More Randomisations

Intervention Type
Primary Outcome Measures
  • Breastfeeding duration; Timepoint(s): 6 weeks
Secondary Outcome Measures
  • 1. Breastfeeding self efficacy
  • 2. Number and type of breastfeeding problems
  • 3. Satisfaction with breastfeeding experience
  • 4. Acceptability of intervention (intervention group only)
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Result Reports
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Age Range
Who Can Participate
Number of Participants
Planned Sample Size: 188; UK Sample Size: 188
Participant Inclusion Criteria
  • 1. Mothers whom have delivered a singleton full-term healthy baby more than or equal to 37wks gestation, and more than or equal to 2500g
  • 2. Mothers who initiate breastfeeding prior to discharge from hospital
  • 3. Mothers who have a good command of the English language.; Target Gender: Female; Upper Age Limit 50 years ; Lower Age Limit 16 years
Participant Exclusion Criteria
  • 1. Women with babies with major congenital anomalies
  • 2. Women who's babies are admitted to the special care baby unit
  • 3. Women unable to converse in the English language will be excluded due to the developmental nature of the study and the large qualitative element and limited resources to translate the intervention, education material and questionnaires
Trial Location(s)
University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Framlington Place
Trial Contact(s)
Primary Trial Contact
Prof S C Robson
Other Trial Contacts
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Countries Recruiting
United Kingdom
Scientific Title
Optimising Baby to Breast Attachment (OBBA): a mixed method study
EudraCT Number
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  • National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) (UK) - Doctor Research Fellowship
Other Study ID Numbers
Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UK)
Key Dates

Recruitment Start Date

01 Mar 2011

Recruitment End Date

01 Apr 2013

Trial Start Date

01 Mar 2011

Trial End Date

01 Apr 2013

Date Assigned

28 Mar 2011

Last Updated

29 Mar 2011