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Amma, hur länge känns det bra? - en studie av mödrars i en föräldragrupp tankar och upplevelser kring sin egen amning
2004 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
Abstract [en]

Sweden is one of the world’s most breast-feeding promoting countries. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends mothers to breast-feed their children for the first six months. After six months of age, breast-feeding shall become a part of the infants’ nutrition up to the age of two years. In Sweden the recommendations are the same for the first six months. After the first six months the recommendations say one year or more for breastfeeding as part of the infants’ nutrition. A recently published report from The National Board of Health and Welfare in Sweden shows that the frequency of breastfeeding is decreasing. Why do not mothers listen and breast-feed their infants for as long as the recommendations say? Most reports about breast-feeding handle this as something obvious and positive for the mothers. Most women can and want to breast-feed but there are few reports that handles the issue of what mothers really think, feel and experience about it. Mothers with newborn infants often listen very much to what is being said in their surroundings about children care and breast-feeding. Most people have an opinion about breast-feeding, whether they have done it themselves or not. The purpose with the study is to describe mothers with infants’ thoughts, emotions and experiences round breast-feeding. The purpose is also to see how the surrounding has replied the mothers and how it has influenced their breast-feeding and if it is connected to the feeling of being a good mother. The study is a qualitative case study based on eight interviews. Six of them with mothers in a group for parents, which are connected by the mothers’ healthcare station. One interview is done with a nurse at the healthcare station to which women go to when they are pregnant. The last interview is done with a nurse at the healthcare station who the mothers come to see with their infants when they are born. The results have shown that the mothers in general are satisfied with their breast-feeding. Most of them think that the surroundings have influenced them in the breast-feeding question. The answers are quiet similar from one mother to another and the mothers’ age and civil status does not seem to influence the answers. None of them is however keen on continuing the breast-feeding any longer than they have. Only if the infant would have been sick they might consider continuing, despite that they see a connection between being a good mother and breast-feeding. After six months of breast-feeding they feel that they are satisfied with what they have done for their infants and also for themselves. They see a lot of reasons to quit. Compared to statistics from year 2000 about how many of six month old infants were breast-fed in Sweden the mothers in the study doesn’t make an obvious difference.

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2004. , 70 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-58899Local ID: SOC C-19OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-58899DiVA: diva2:1123608
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Sociology
Available from: 2017-07-13 Created: 2017-07-13

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