“Thanks to everyone who participated in the survey for Active Duty Women’s Perceptions of Breastfeeding Support in the Military Setting”. There was an impressive response rate from all branches of the military and the results will not only help with the completion of my doctoral capstone project, but hopefully guide future breastfeeding policies and programs throughout the Department of Defense. The results will be made available in June-July 2014 as well as publication information on this website/blog. Information will also be updated regarding the results on the Facebook page www.facebook.com/activedutybreastfeeding. You can also go to this Facebook page to contact the primary researcher (Sarah Martin, RN, CNM, WHCNP) and provide any comments/suggestions. Thank you!”
Active Duty Breastfeeding Mothers need your input! Do you want help future military moms be successful at breastfeeding while serving? Then please consider taking this survey!
If you are serving on active duty in any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces and have breastfed between 1 January 2010 and 30 September 2013, please go to the link below and answer a quick online survey about your perceptions about breastfeeding support. Please fill out only ONE survey, regardless of the number of children you breastfed within the dates listed!
Your responses will be kept completely anonymous. The survey is web-based and conducted by a third party vendor (SurveyMonkey). Your name will not be attached to any results and any personal identifying information is not collected. The survey is user-friendly and you should be able to complete it within 15-20 minutes or less.
I appreciate your willingness to participate and value your feedback!
The results will help evaluate perceptions of breastfeeding support for active duty women in the military and give guidance to improve any current policies or support programs to help prolong breastfeeding rates for active duty mothers. This is not an Air Force or Department of Defense (DoD) sponsored survey.
Thank you in advance!
Sarah E Martin, Major, USAF, NC
DNP Student, University of Virginia