Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Mödrars upplevelse av stöd vid amningsstarten
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]


Statistics show a declining trend despite the many benefits of breastfeeding.


The aim was to investigate how new mothers experienced the care associated with childbirth, with focus on breastfeeding.


The study included mothers who gave birth in a hospital in the middle region of Sweden during 2011, and who responded to an online survey (n≈1000). The present study was based upon answers from the open questions concerning dissatisfaction and suggestions for improvement and have been categorized using content analysis.


Mothers described failure in several areas, with a negative impact on breastfeeding. Many experienced that they had not been seen and treated like an individual, and that the healthcare staff had been unpleasant, impersonal, ignorant and stressed. Mothers wanted more credit from the staff concerning their own ability and some reported that they had been controlled and ”run over”. They experienced care work as unstructured with failure in both procedures and communication. Lack of staff continuity made it difficult for mothers to feel trust and create a relationship. Furthermore, major failure in information and support was reported.


Although the majority of mothers were satisfied with the early care after giving birth, the open answers showed several areas in need of improvements, among other things individualized care was requested.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 34 p.
Keyword [en]
Early breastfeeding, mothers experience, support
Keyword [sv]
Tidig amning, mödrars upplevelse, stöd
National Category
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-185009OAI: diva2:570247
Subject / course
Caring Sciences
Educational program
Specialistsjuksköterskeprogrammet med inriktning mot distriktssköterska
Available from: 2012-11-21 Created: 2012-11-17 Last updated: 2013-03-27Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(306 kB)312 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 306 kBChecksum SHA-512
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 312 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 360 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link