Secondary Logo

Journal Logo

Articles by Natsuko K. Wood, PhD, RN

Factors Associated with Perceived Insufficient Milk in the First Three Months of Breastfeeding

Wood, Natsuko K.; Odom-Maryon, Tamara; Smart, Denise A.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 46(4):223-229, July/August 2021.

Some women who are breastfeeding stop before they had planned when they perceive they have an insufficient supply of breast milk. In this study, maternal perceptions of crying and fussing, frequent feedings, and latching difficulty were identified as factors breastfeeding mothers attributed to perceived insufficient milk. Nurses can assess for these factors and offer reassurance that they are generally normal and not a sign of insufficient breast milk supply, so new mothers do not unnecessarily cease breastfeeding earlier than they planned.

Outcome Measures in Interventions That Enhance Breastfeeding Initiation, Duration, and Exclusivity: A Systematic Review

Wood, Natsuko K.; Woods, Nancy F.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 43(6):341-347, November/December 2018.

This systematic review highlights gaps in the literature on interventions to promote breasting. Without a core set of measures that are consistently used by breastfeeding researchers, it is challenging to identify and design interventions that help new mothers meet their breastfeeding goals.

Interventions that Enhance Breastfeeding Initiation, Duration, and Exclusivity: A Systematic Review

Wood, Natsuko K.; Woods, Nancy F.; Blackburn, Susan T.; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 41(5):299-307, September/October 2016.

Results of this systematic review highlight the significant gaps in knowledge about effective interventions to promote successful breastfeeding.