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Exploring the outcomes and experiences of women participating in the RUBY randomised controlled trial of early proactive telephone-based peer support for breastfeeding

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Submitted in total fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy to the School of Nursing and Midwifery, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia.


The RUBY randomised controlled trial was funded by the Felton Bequest and the Faculty of Health Sciences, La Trobe University. This work was supported by an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship. Additional financial support for my thesis was provided through a Betty Lawson Scholarship, Royal Women’s Hospital (2017) and the School of Nursing and Midwifery, La Trobe University (Higher Degree Research funds) (2023).



  • School of Nursing and Midwifery

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