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dc.contributor.supervisor Temple, Beverley (Nursing) en_US
dc.contributor.author Pierce, Lorelei
dc.date.accessioned 2014-01-03T17:26:05Z
dc.date.available 2014-01-03T17:26:05Z
dc.date.issued 2014-01-03
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/22732
dc.description.abstract Low-income women are less likely to initiate, continue and exclusively breastfeed. Limited Canadian research exists regarding the lived breastfeeding experience. A phenomenological study, utilizing a feminist approach and Fishbein’s Integrative Model of Behavioral Prediction was conducted. Women recruited via purposeful, criterion sampling, who were eligible for the Manitoba Healthy Child Prenatal Benefit and had breastfed participated in 1:1 interviews (N=18). The essence of the experience was breastfeeding is “amazing and tough”. The themes of “life context”, “tough work”, and “persevering” emerged. Women who continued to breastfeed described breastfeeding becoming easier and ongoing breastfeeding variability in their experience. Those who discontinued breastfeeding noted it did not fit with their lifestyle, made the decision to breastfeed later, and interpreted breastfeeding problems differently. Researchers and practitioners need to explore the role of stress and consider this in providing individualized, coordinated breastfeeding and health care support to these women. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject breastfeeding en_US
dc.subject low-income en_US
dc.subject qualitative en_US
dc.subject phenomenology en_US
dc.title Breastfeeding experiences of low-income women in the city of Winnipeg: a qualitative study en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.type master thesis en_US
dc.degree.discipline Nursing en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Martin, Donna (Nursing) Martens, Patricia (Community Health Sciences) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Nursing (M.N.) en_US
dc.description.note February 2014 en_US


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