Date of Defense

Spring 2011




The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect that circumcision in male infants has on short-term breastfeeding outcomes. Although there have been observations in the literature regarding poor breastfeeding following circumcision, there is little information that focuses specifically on this topic in an attempt to quantify it. This study using a pre-test/post-test design, will attempt to determine if there is a relationship between circumcision and negative breastfeeding outcomes. The results of this study yielded no significant differences in feeding between pre-procedure and post-procedure breastfeeding scores. These findings suggest no current implications for practice.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Campus Only