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Article: Becoming a role model: The breastfeeding trajectory of Hong Kong women breastfeeding longer than 6 months

TitleBecoming a role model: The breastfeeding trajectory of Hong Kong women breastfeeding longer than 6 months
Authors
KeywordsBreastfeeding
Hong Kong
Infant feeding
Infant nutrition
Issue Date2004
PublisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ijnurstu
Citation
International Journal Of Nursing Studies, 2004, v. 41 n. 5, p. 535-546 How to Cite?
AbstractWhile a substantial proportion of breastfeeding women stop early in the postpartum period, some women are able to breastfeed for longer periods. The aim of this research was to explore the experience of breastfeeding with a subsample of Hong Kong women who have breastfed for longer than 6 months. Participants (n=17) were recruited from a larger infant-feeding study (n=360) conducted in tertiary-care hospitals in Hong Kong. In-depth qualitative interviews were conducted and content analysis was used to analyse the data. Data analysis revealed four themes that encompassed the women's experiences: (1) making the decision, (2) maintaining family harmony, (3) overcoming barriers, and (4) sustaining lactation. Antenatally, participants anticipated that breastfeeding would be very 'difficult' and described how the practice did not fit with the image of a professional woman in Hong Kong. Despite family opposition, frequently from their mother-in-law, and lack of societal acceptance, difficulties were overcome by what the Chinese people call hung-sum or determination. This study highlights unique cultural and social findings affecting breastfeeding women in Hong Kong which may be useful to health-care providers working with Chinese women locally and internationally. © 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/54330
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2015 Impact Factor: 3.561
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.526
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dc.contributor.authorTarrant, Men_HK
dc.contributor.authorDodgson, JEen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChoi, VWKen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-03T07:43:30Z-
dc.date.available2009-04-03T07:43:30Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_HK
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal Of Nursing Studies, 2004, v. 41 n. 5, p. 535-546en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0020-7489en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/54330-
dc.description.abstractWhile a substantial proportion of breastfeeding women stop early in the postpartum period, some women are able to breastfeed for longer periods. The aim of this research was to explore the experience of breastfeeding with a subsample of Hong Kong women who have breastfed for longer than 6 months. Participants (n=17) were recruited from a larger infant-feeding study (n=360) conducted in tertiary-care hospitals in Hong Kong. In-depth qualitative interviews were conducted and content analysis was used to analyse the data. Data analysis revealed four themes that encompassed the women's experiences: (1) making the decision, (2) maintaining family harmony, (3) overcoming barriers, and (4) sustaining lactation. Antenatally, participants anticipated that breastfeeding would be very 'difficult' and described how the practice did not fit with the image of a professional woman in Hong Kong. Despite family opposition, frequently from their mother-in-law, and lack of societal acceptance, difficulties were overcome by what the Chinese people call hung-sum or determination. This study highlights unique cultural and social findings affecting breastfeeding women in Hong Kong which may be useful to health-care providers working with Chinese women locally and internationally. © 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ijnurstuen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Nursing Studiesen_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectBreastfeedingen_HK
dc.subjectHong Kongen_HK
dc.subjectInfant feedingen_HK
dc.subjectInfant nutritionen_HK
dc.subject.meshAdaptation, Psychologicalen_HK
dc.subject.meshAttitude to Healthen_HK
dc.subject.meshBreast Feeding - psychology - statistics & numerical dataen_HK
dc.subject.meshGender Identityen_HK
dc.subject.meshMothers - education - psychology - statistics & numerical dataen_HK
dc.titleBecoming a role model: The breastfeeding trajectory of Hong Kong women breastfeeding longer than 6 monthsen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailTarrant, M: tarrantm@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2003.12.007en_HK
dc.identifier.pmid15120982-
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
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