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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160288
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Perceptions and Attitudes Toward Breastfeeding and Employment in Low-Income Women
Abstract:
Perceptions and Attitudes Toward Breastfeeding and Employment in Low-Income Women
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2004
Author:Rojjanasrirat, Wilaiporn , PhD, RNC, IBCLC
Title:Research Assistant Professor
Contact Address:SON, 14905 Locust, Kansas City, KS, 66062, USA
The purpose of this qualitative study was to describe the perceptions and attitudes toward combining breastfeeding and employment in low-income women. A total of 17 women who were eligible for the Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC) in a Midwestern city participated in focus group interviews. Audiotapes of the interviews were transcribed and entered into Nudist program (N6) for coding and analyzing. Codes were categorized and clustered into themes. Six themes were identified as: perceived benefits of breastfeeding, perceptions of breastfeeding, maternal concerns, maternal needs, having the right support, and demands of work on maternal roles. The significance of this study lies in the rich description of how women of low-income perceived the challenges of combining breastfeeding and work. Understanding maternal needs, concerns, and demands of work on maternal roles can help health care professionals be more supportive and nonjudgmental regardless of feeding choices that women make related to their employment circumstances. Implications for clinical practice, health policy, and research are discussed. Further research is warranted to assess whether low-income women receive adequate breastfeeding support in the workplace.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePerceptions and Attitudes Toward Breastfeeding and Employment in Low-Income Womenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160288-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Perceptions and Attitudes Toward Breastfeeding and Employment in Low-Income Women</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Rojjanasrirat, Wilaiporn , PhD, RNC, IBCLC</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Research Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">SON, 14905 Locust, Kansas City, KS, 66062, USA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this qualitative study was to describe the perceptions and attitudes toward combining breastfeeding and employment in low-income women. A total of 17 women who were eligible for the Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC) in a Midwestern city participated in focus group interviews. Audiotapes of the interviews were transcribed and entered into Nudist program (N6) for coding and analyzing. Codes were categorized and clustered into themes. Six themes were identified as: perceived benefits of breastfeeding, perceptions of breastfeeding, maternal concerns, maternal needs, having the right support, and demands of work on maternal roles. The significance of this study lies in the rich description of how women of low-income perceived the challenges of combining breastfeeding and work. Understanding maternal needs, concerns, and demands of work on maternal roles can help health care professionals be more supportive and nonjudgmental regardless of feeding choices that women make related to their employment circumstances. Implications for clinical practice, health policy, and research are discussed. Further research is warranted to assess whether low-income women receive adequate breastfeeding support in the workplace.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:48:03Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:48:03Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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