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Nursing students’ views on promoting successful breastfeeding in Sweden
Kristianstad University, School of Health and Society, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap II. Kristianstad University, Research Environment PRO-CARE.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1212-293X
2014 (English)In: Global Journal of Health Science, ISSN 1916-9736, E-ISSN 1916-9744, Vol. 6, no 5, 63-69 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Promoting breastfeeding is important work for health-care personnel in the Swedish context. This promotion is multifaceted and demands the ongoing development of knowledge and competence among both health-care  personnel and patients.  The aim of the present study was to describe the nursing students’ perspectives on breastfeeding in Sweden. Data were obtained in the form of written reflections from nursing students (n=65) and examined using manifest content analysis. The results show that the factors of importance in promoting successful breastfeeding are information about breastfeeding’s benefits, traditions and cultural acceptance of the practice, and by government prohibition of infant formula. We conclude that knowledge about the benefits of breastfeeding needs to be prioritized continuously during education.

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2014. Vol. 6, no 5, 63-69 p.
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breastfeeding, cultural acceptance, nursing students, promotion
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Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-11983DOI: 10.5539/gjhs.v6n5p63PubMedID: 25169002OAI: diva2:716521
Available from: 2014-05-10 Created: 2014-05-10 Last updated: 2014-12-07Bibliographically approved

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