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Erfarenheter hos sjuksköterskor inom barnhälsovården av att ge amningsstöd
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The nurse in child health care meets virtually all children from their first survival-weeks and therefore have an important role in promoting breastfeeding, strengthen parent’s confidence and their belief in their own ability. The purpose of this study was to describe the experiences of nurses in child healthcare of providing breastfeeding support. Data were collected through two focus group interviews with eight nurses working in child health care. The nurses shared their experiences of providing breastfeeding support. Focus group interviews were analyzed with content analysis. The analysis resulted in six categories: breastfeeding support at an early stage is important; early discharge from the hospital complicates breastfeeding; introduction of formula supplementation and taste portions can be a barrier to breastfeeding; security in parenting affects breastfeeding; trends and cultural differences influence attitudes to breastfeeding and the importance of a joint breastfeeding policy. The results showed that a number of factors affected breastfeeding, and breastfeeding support from child healthcare nurses was important in the early stages after birth. The conclusion is that there is a need for greater cooperation between the maternal care and child health care in order to provide an adequate and continuous breastfeeding support throughout the care chain.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 35 p.
Keyword [en]
Medicine, Breastfeeding, nurse, child healthcare, focus group interview, qualitative content analysis
Keyword [sv]
Medicin, Amning, sjuksköterska, barnhälsovård, fokusgruppintervju, kvalitativ innehållsanalys
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-46412Local ID: 40c51d20-f951-458a-b15f-866c40bf1de9OAI: diva2:1019726
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Specialist Nursing, Primary Health Care
Validerat; 20160204 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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