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Specialistsjuksköterskors erfarenheter av att ge stöd till nyblivna föräldrar för att främja amning.
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - graduate level.
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - graduate level.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Specialist nurses experience of providing support to new parents to promote breastfeed-ing at the child welfare center (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: The nurse at the child health center has the ability to influence and guide the mothers to receive effective breastfeeding information according to the recommendations established by the WHO, which is to promote breastfeeding for six months. Despite the recommendations, many mothers stop breastfeeding earlier. All family conditions are different and the person-centered care is of paramount importance in order for the nurse at the child health center to support breastfeeding mothers.

Aim: The purpose of the study was to highlight the experiences of nurses in supporting breastfeeding mothers to maintain breastfeeding.

Method: A qualitative study involving eleven nurses was conducted. The nurses got two questions by mail about situations when the breastfeeding support went well and not work as desired. The texts from the nurses were analyzed by qualitative content analysis.

Results: The results are presented in three categories: Knowledge and information, the nurse's strategies and participation from the nurse and the. The categories led to a theme. Good self-esteem and knowledge of the mother create confidence that promotes breastfeeding.

Conclusion: Important aspects of how the nurse at the child health center can provide breastfeeding support and maintain breastfeeding has been identified. Confidence is by the nurses one of the most important factors for mothers to breastfeed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 20
Keywords [en]
breastfeeding support, child health center, confidence, information, person-centered care
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-12452Local ID: EXM802OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-12452DiVA, id: diva2:1214613
Subject / course
Nursing science
Educational program
Specialist nursing programme
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Available from: 2018-06-14 Created: 2018-06-07 Last updated: 2018-06-14Bibliographically approved

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