Click for new scientific resources and news about Corona[COVID-19]

Paper Information

Journal:   INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS   October 2016 , Volume 4 , Number 10 (34); Page(s) 3587 To 3600.
 
Paper: 

Iranian Women’ S Experiences Of Breastfeeding Support: A Qualitative Study

 
 
Author(s):  Kohan Shahnaz, Heidari Zeinab*, Keshvari Mahrokh
 
* Nursing & Midwifery Care Research Center, Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
 
Abstract: 
Background The positive effect of breastfeeding on the health of the mother, child and community has been globally accepted, but the rate of breastfeeding is still not at an acceptable level. Breastfeeding support can greatly influence the continuity and success of breastfeeding. This qualitative study aimed to explain the Iranian women’ s experiences of breastfeeding support. Materials and Methods This study was designed as a qualitative content analysis. The participants were selected purposefully, and 33 semi-structured interviews were conducted with 18 mothers with breastfeeding experience, 5 key family members (3 grandmothers and 2 husbands) and 10 providers of breastfeeding services. Data were analyzed by using five-step method of Hsieh and Shannon content analysis, simultaneously with data collection. Results The results of the analysis of the participants’ description and experiences revealed four major categories: spousal support for breastfeeding, family support for breastfeeding, health professionals’ support for breastfeeding and community support for breastfeeding, which indicated the dimensions of breastfeeding support. Conclusion In participants’ experiences, spousal support and family support for breastfeeding had key role in the success of breastfeeding and made the mothers more encouraged to initiate and continue breastfeeding. Further, the participants attributed the success of breastfeeding to receiving adequate knowledge and skill for breastfeeding from the healthcare system. From their perspective, community support for breastfeeding, especially among the working women played a pivotal role in the continuity of breastfeeding.
Keyword(s): Breastfeeding,Experiences,Qualitative study,Support
 
 
 
References: 
  • Not Registered.
  •  
  •  
 
Citations: 
  • Not Registered.
 
+ Click to Cite.
APA: Copy

KOHAN, S., & HEIDARI, Z., & KESHVARI, M. (2016). Iranian Women’ s Experiences of Breastfeeding Support: a Qualitative Study. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, 4(10 (34)), 3587-3600. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=662746



Vancouver: Copy

KOHAN SHAHNAZ, HEIDARI ZEINAB, KESHVARI MAHROKH. Iranian Women’ s Experiences of Breastfeeding Support: a Qualitative Study. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS. 2016 [cited 2022January17];4(10 (34)):3587-3600. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=662746



IEEE: Copy

KOHAN, S., HEIDARI, Z., KESHVARI, M., 2016. Iranian Women’ s Experiences of Breastfeeding Support: a Qualitative Study. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, [online] 4(10 (34)), pp.3587-3600. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=662746.



 
International related papers: 
 
  pdf-File
Yearly Visit 37
 
 
Latest on Blog
Enter SID Blog