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Conference Paper: Factors contributing to the early cessation of breastfeeding in Hong Kong

TitleFactors contributing to the early cessation of breastfeeding in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsBreast feeding
Asian women
Issue Date2010
PublisherAmerican Public Health Association (APHA).
Citation
The 138th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA), Denver, CO., 6-10 November 2010. How to Cite?
AbstractAlthough 70% of all new mothers in Hong Kong now initiate breastfeeding, less than 25% of women exclusively breastfeed and almost one-half stop breastfeeding within the first month postpartum. The purpose of this study was to explore the breastfeeding experiences of Hong Kong Chinese mothers who prematurely discontinue breastfeeding to identify contributing factors which might be remediated to help women breastfeed longer. In-depth, exploratory interviews were carried out with 24 new mothers who stopped breastfeeding within one month after birth and content analysis was used to analyse the data. Five core themes emerged from the data: unnatural expectations, figuring it out, uncertainty, unfulfilling experiences, and guilt vs. relief. Because breast...
DescriptionTheme: Social Justice: A Public Health Imperative
Session 5017.0: Breastfeeding Poster Session: paper no. 225766
The Conference program's website is located at http://www.apha.org/meetings/pastfuture/
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/143848

 

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dc.contributor.authorTarrant, Men_US
dc.contributor.authorWu, KMen_US
dc.contributor.authorDodgson, JE-
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-21T08:57:33Z-
dc.date.available2011-12-21T08:57:33Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe 138th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA), Denver, CO., 6-10 November 2010.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/143848-
dc.descriptionTheme: Social Justice: A Public Health Imperative-
dc.descriptionSession 5017.0: Breastfeeding Poster Session: paper no. 225766-
dc.descriptionThe Conference program's website is located at http://www.apha.org/meetings/pastfuture/-
dc.description.abstractAlthough 70% of all new mothers in Hong Kong now initiate breastfeeding, less than 25% of women exclusively breastfeed and almost one-half stop breastfeeding within the first month postpartum. The purpose of this study was to explore the breastfeeding experiences of Hong Kong Chinese mothers who prematurely discontinue breastfeeding to identify contributing factors which might be remediated to help women breastfeed longer. In-depth, exploratory interviews were carried out with 24 new mothers who stopped breastfeeding within one month after birth and content analysis was used to analyse the data. Five core themes emerged from the data: unnatural expectations, figuring it out, uncertainty, unfulfilling experiences, and guilt vs. relief. Because breast...-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherAmerican Public Health Association (APHA).-
dc.relation.ispartof138th APHA Annual Meeting 2010en_US
dc.subjectBreast feeding-
dc.subjectAsian women-
dc.titleFactors contributing to the early cessation of breastfeeding in Hong Kongen_US
dc.typeConference_Paperen_US
dc.identifier.emailTarrant, M: tarrantm@hkucc.hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityTarrant, M=rp00461en_US
dc.description.naturelink_to_OA_fulltext-
dc.identifier.hkuros197921en_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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