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Whom can I rely on? Mothers' approaches to support for feeding: an interview study in suburban Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Midwifery. 2007 Jun; 23(2):172-83.M

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

to explore and describe mothers' perceptions of baby feeding and approaches to support for baby feeding.

DESIGN

individual qualitative semi-structured interviews conducted with mothers. Method used for analysis was qualitative content analysis.

SETTING

suburban Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

PARTICIPANTS

8 mothers with babies under 6 months of age.

FINDINGS

the study revealed four categories of mothers' perceptions of baby feeding: (1) baby feeding, housework and paid work have to adjust to each other; (2) breast feeding has many benefits; (3) water or breast milk can be given to quench baby's thirst; and (4) crying provides guidance for baby feeding. Four different themes describing approaches to support emerged from the data: (1) adhering to diverse sources; (2) relying wholeheartedly on a mother figure; (3) working as a parental team; and (4) making arrangements for absence from the child.

KEY CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE

knowledge of the different approaches to support for baby feeding described in this study can help define counselling and promotional strategies in order to reach mothers with more effective messages and support for optimal baby-feeding practices.

Authors+Show Affiliations

International Maternal and Child Health, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Uppsala University Hospital, SE-751 85 Uppsala, Sweden.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17049695

Citation

Omer-Salim, Amal, et al. "Whom Can I Rely On? Mothers' Approaches to Support for Feeding: an Interview Study in Suburban Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania." Midwifery, vol. 23, no. 2, 2007, pp. 172-83.
Omer-Salim A, Persson LA, Olsson P. Whom can I rely on? Mothers' approaches to support for feeding: an interview study in suburban Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Midwifery. 2007;23(2):172-83.
Omer-Salim, A., Persson, L. A., & Olsson, P. (2007). Whom can I rely on? Mothers' approaches to support for feeding: an interview study in suburban Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Midwifery, 23(2), 172-83.
Omer-Salim A, Persson LA, Olsson P. Whom Can I Rely On? Mothers' Approaches to Support for Feeding: an Interview Study in Suburban Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. Midwifery. 2007;23(2):172-83. PubMed PMID: 17049695.
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