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The value of listening to grandmothers' infant-feeding stories.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22654462     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The purpose of this study was to examine the usefulness of storytelling as a foundation for communicating with grandmothers about breastfeeding. The benefits of storytelling are applied to an analysis of infant-feeding stories that grandmothers told during a focus group study conducted by the authors. Thirty-five grandmothers participated in the study. A qualitative content analysis of the interview transcripts revealed that grandmothers' infant-feeding stories provided insights into the people (characters) and circumstances (setting) that affected their early experiences of infant feeding. By asking grandmothers to tell their stories, health-care professionals may understand the personal and cultural context grandmothers bring to their support of new mothers and facilitate a place for grandmothers' voices to be heard.
Authors:
Jane S Grassley; Valerie Eschiti
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of perinatal education     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1548-8519     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perinat Educ     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-01     Completed Date:  2012-08-23     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9301158     Medline TA:  J Perinat Educ     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  134-41     Citation Subset:  -    
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