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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/335253
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Promoting and Supporting Breastfeeding: A Local Support Group Perspective
Other Titles:
Promotion and Lived Experiences of Breastfeeding Mothers
Author(s):
Huang, Yu-Chen; Chiang, Hsien-Hsien
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Yu-Chen Huang, RN, MSN, angl2baby@gmail.com; Hsien-Hsien Chiang, MSN, RN
Abstract:
Session presented on Thursday, July 24, 2014: Purpose: Encouraging breastfeeding is a primary health promotion strategy. Breast-feeding policy helps mothers to extend breastfeeding up to 6 months by local breastfeeding support groups. Through breastfeeding support groups, mothers can continue get information from other experienced mothers and professional health nurses after discharging. The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore mother experiences of breastfeeding from women who have breastfed a child in Taiwan's rural area. Methods: Women were recruited during as peer-support volunteers in Minsyong Township Healthy station, Chiayi County, Taiwan between April 2012 and September 2012. A hermeneutic approach was used in this qualitative study. Sixteen women participated in the five sessions of support group for breastfeeding women. In the semi-structured interviews, participants discussed their experiences of breastfeeding. Data was gathered through group discussions with interviewees' permission. After verbatim transcription, field notes, and individual and discussion group interviews with health nurses. The text was analyzed to identify themes of meaning and interpretation of the explored phenomenon. Results: A promising intervention is the complementation of professional services with peer support from a mother experienced in breastfeeding. In the support group, we find three themes were identified: (1) breastfeeding to promote infant health, (2) acceptance to endure suffer and fatigue, (3) producing energy: gaining strength through sharing, nursing professional teaching, comfort stage with her own body. Conclusion: Health nursing professionals considered maternal experience of breastfeeding and how they face their roles, provided practical and emotional supports, avoided giving conflicting advice, and acknowledged the importance of the support group. In Local support group, health care nurses not only listened and cared, but also provided the relevant information to the mother, and considered how well it meets women's needs. Each mother enriched our discussion and understood by sharing her experience as well. Maternal wants to be listened to and encouraged without feeling pressurized. The findings showed that group participants could get the breastfeeding support not only from health professionals nurse, but also other mothers. They are becoming the mother support networks in the community.
Keywords:
breastfeeding; support group; Mother experience
Repository Posting Date:
17-Nov-2014
Date of Publication:
17-Nov-2014 ; 17-Nov-2014
Other Identifiers:
INRC14A03
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
25th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Hong Kong
Description:
International Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titlePromoting and Supporting Breastfeeding: A Local Support Group Perspectiveen
dc.title.alternativePromotion and Lived Experiences of Breastfeeding Mothersen
dc.contributor.authorHuang, Yu-Chenen
dc.contributor.authorChiang, Hsien-Hsienen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsYu-Chen Huang, RN, MSN, angl2baby@gmail.com; Hsien-Hsien Chiang, MSN, RNen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/335253-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Thursday, July 24, 2014: Purpose: Encouraging breastfeeding is a primary health promotion strategy. Breast-feeding policy helps mothers to extend breastfeeding up to 6 months by local breastfeeding support groups. Through breastfeeding support groups, mothers can continue get information from other experienced mothers and professional health nurses after discharging. The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore mother experiences of breastfeeding from women who have breastfed a child in Taiwan's rural area. Methods: Women were recruited during as peer-support volunteers in Minsyong Township Healthy station, Chiayi County, Taiwan between April 2012 and September 2012. A hermeneutic approach was used in this qualitative study. Sixteen women participated in the five sessions of support group for breastfeeding women. In the semi-structured interviews, participants discussed their experiences of breastfeeding. Data was gathered through group discussions with interviewees' permission. After verbatim transcription, field notes, and individual and discussion group interviews with health nurses. The text was analyzed to identify themes of meaning and interpretation of the explored phenomenon. Results: A promising intervention is the complementation of professional services with peer support from a mother experienced in breastfeeding. In the support group, we find three themes were identified: (1) breastfeeding to promote infant health, (2) acceptance to endure suffer and fatigue, (3) producing energy: gaining strength through sharing, nursing professional teaching, comfort stage with her own body. Conclusion: Health nursing professionals considered maternal experience of breastfeeding and how they face their roles, provided practical and emotional supports, avoided giving conflicting advice, and acknowledged the importance of the support group. In Local support group, health care nurses not only listened and cared, but also provided the relevant information to the mother, and considered how well it meets women's needs. Each mother enriched our discussion and understood by sharing her experience as well. Maternal wants to be listened to and encouraged without feeling pressurized. The findings showed that group participants could get the breastfeeding support not only from health professionals nurse, but also other mothers. They are becoming the mother support networks in the community.en
dc.subjectbreastfeedingen
dc.subjectsupport groupen
dc.subjectMother experienceen
dc.date.available2014-11-17T13:48:03Z-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17en
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T13:48:03Z-
dc.conference.date2014en
dc.conference.name25th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationHong Kongen
dc.descriptionInternational Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kongen
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