Research Project: A meta-ethnographic study of facilitators for positive breastfeeding experiences and the needs for breastfeeding support in mothers of preterm and/or LBW infants

Project leader
Renée Flacking
Project Members
Rakel Björg Jónsdóttir, University of Iceland
Uwe Ewald, Uppsala University, Sweden
Wibke Jonas, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Hannakaisa Niela-Vilen, University of Turku, Finland
Bente Silnes Tandberg, Lovisenberg Diaconal University College, Norway
Gill Thomson, University of Central Lancashire and Dalarna University
Heather Trickey, Cardiff University, UK
Project Period
-
Project Status
Present
Description
In the last decade, the landscape of neonatal care has changed in many settings. The progression towards family-centred care, a more systematic use of skin-to skin contact, and early discharge, are some areas where improvements have been made, affecting breastfeeding. The aim of this meta-ethnographic study is to explore facilitators for positive breastfeeding experiences and the needs for breastfeeding support in mothers of preterm and/or LBW infants. The review focuses on mothers of preterm or low birth-weight infants and their experiences of breast milk feeding. It will include expressing breast milk and all forms of breast milk feeding methods, such as with breast, bottle, cup and tube (gavage). The experiences of breast milk feeding can emerge from any time from birth until the weaning, and hence from neonatal units as well as from at home.
Keywords
Research Profile
Health and Social Welfare
Subject
Caring Science
Financiers