Journal article

The enablers and barriers to continue breast milk feeding in women returning to work

Zaharah Sulaiman, Pranee Liamputtong, Lisa H Amir

JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING | WILEY | Published : 2016

Abstract

AIM: To describe the enablers and barriers working women experience in continuing breast milk feeding after they return to work postpartum in urban Malaysia. BACKGROUND: In Malaysia, urban working women have low rates of breastfeeding and struggle to achieve the recommended 6 months exclusive breastfeeding. DESIGN: A qualitative enquiry based on a phenomenological framework and multiple methods were used to explore women's experiences in depth. METHODS: Multiple qualitative methods using face-to-face interview and participant diary were used. Data collection took place in urban suburbs around Penang and Klang Valley, Malaysia from March-September 2011. Participants were 40 employed women wit..

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Funding Acknowledgements

We thank the Universiti Sains Malaysia for providing a PhD scholarship to the first author to conduct the study on which this paper is based. Special appreciation goes to all the participants who gave their precious time to contribute to the study.