Breastfeeding Promotion, Challenges and Barriers: a Qualitative Research

Heidari, Zeinab and Keshvari, Mahrokh and Kohan, Shahnaz (2016) Breastfeeding Promotion, Challenges and Barriers: a Qualitative Research. International Journal of Pediatrics, 4 (5). pp. 1687-1695.

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Background: Breast milk is an ideal source of nutrition for growth and development of infants and has unique physiologic and emotional impacts on the health of mothers and infants. However, a few numbers of infants get exclusive breast milk and therefore, it is necessary to identify barriers to breastfeeding. The purpose of the present qualitative research was to explore challenges and barriers to breastfeeding promotion. Materials and Methods: Fourteen nursing mothers, four key family members (grandmothers and husbands) and six personnel who provided breastfeeding counseling services participated in semi-structured individual interviews. Interviews were recorded and transcribed and then analyzed by means of conventional content analysis method. Results: Three main categories

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health
WS Pediatrics
Divisions: Journals > International J Pediatrics
Depositing User: IJP IJP
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2017 14:15
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2017 14:15

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