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Breast-feeding attitudes and practices among Vietnamese mothers in Ho Chi Minh City.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21458893     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: to describe breast-feeding attitudes and practices among Vietnamese women in Ho Chi Minh City.
DESIGN: a descriptive qualitative study was used. The theory of planned behaviour provided the conceptual framework.
SETTING: the Well-baby Clinic, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of a university hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
PARTICIPANTS: 23 voluntary Vietnamese mothers.
DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS: semi-structured in-depth interview with five open-ended questions and observation was used. The interviews were tape-recorded and transcribed verbatim. The data from the interviews and observations were analysed by use of content analysis.
FINDINGS: five categories of breast-feeding attitudes and practices were identified: breast-feeding best but not exclusive, cultural and traditional beliefs, infant feeding as a learning process, factors influencing decision to breast feed, and intention to feed the child.
KEY CONCLUSION AND IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: cultural and traditional beliefs and practices, and socio-economic situation, influenced the Vietnamese mothers' breast feeding. Health-care professionals should consider cultural context and socio-economic issues when preparing infant feeding education and intervention programmes. Appropriate knowledge about cultural values should be included in health-care education in order to provide culturally congruent care to Vietnamese mothers in Vietnam as well as in Western countries.
Pranee C Lundberg; Trieu Thi Ngoc Thu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2011-04-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  Midwifery     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1532-3099     ISO Abbreviation:  Midwifery     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-13     Completed Date:  2013-03-21     Revised Date:  2014-11-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8510930     Medline TA:  Midwifery     Country:  Scotland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  252-7     Citation Subset:  N    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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MeSH Terms
Breast Feeding / ethnology*
Health Education
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
Mothers / education*
Qualitative Research

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