Document Detail


Breastfeeding experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers in an urban setting in Brisbane.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  24592517     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
STUDY AIM: This study examined urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers' breastfeeding experiences to inform support for mothers and their families.
STUDY DESIGN: The research took a strengths approach, using qualitative methodology. Twenty semi-structured in-depth face-to-face interviews were conducted and analysed thematically.
SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Indigenous mothers of infants 3 to 12 months were recruited through a Brisbane Indigenous health service.
KEY FINDINGS: All mothers recounted considerable physical and emotional energy invested in breastfeeding. Although early introduction of formula made sense for some mothers under stressful circumstances, timely pro-breastfeeding support from family and health professionals facilitated continued breastfeeding. Professional and social/family contacts play key roles in steering infant feeding outcomes.
CONCLUSIONS: Mothers' experiences strongly influence infant feeding strategies. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community strengths are underutilised in supporting breastfeeding mothers. FUTURE IMPLICATIONS: Indigenous mothers, family and community strengths present points for engagement in future breastfeeding promotion and support initiatives.
Authors:
Wendy Foley; Lisa Schubert; Tara Denaro
Related Documents :
12553677 - Outcome of singleton breech deliveries beyond 28 weeks gestation: the experience at mch...
18568467 - Three-dimensional endoanal ultrasound assessment of the anal sphincters during rest and...
2772767 - Chorio-amnionitis in relation to mode of delivery at term.
17123697 - The influence of mode of delivery and ace genotype on serum angiotensin converting enzy...
11054937 - Physiology, immunology, and disease transmission in human breast milk.
2760577 - Cross-fertilization between syrian and chinese hamsters.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Breastfeeding review : professional publication of the Nursing Mothers' Association of Australia     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0729-2759     ISO Abbreviation:  Breastfeed Rev     Publication Date:  2013 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-03-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9616903     Medline TA:  Breastfeed Rev     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  53-61     Citation Subset:  K    
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  "Breastfeeding feels so delicate". How mothers of breastfed preschool children experience being trea...
Next Document:  Teach-Back for quality education and patient safety.