Exploring the Process of Women's Infant Feeding Decisions in the Early Postbirth Period

Sage Publications Ltd
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Qualitative Health Research, 2013, 23 (7), pp. 989 - 998
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Research indicates that multiple factors are associated with decisions women make about infant feeding, yet few studies have explored the decision-making process. Findings illustrate that information gathering encompassing multiple factors occurred at this time, and that complex and often competing goals were involved in the womens decisions. We suggest that acknowledging and assisting women to meet alternate goals in the postbirth period might help them meet their breastfeeding goals.
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