Factors that Affect the Length of Time Women Engage in Breastfeeding: A Phenomenological Analysis
Date of Award
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Dr. Linda L. Strong
The purpose of this phenomenogic study was to describe the fundamental meanings and essence of the lived experience of women who had to cease their breast feeding efforts sooner than they had wanted. Four women participated in this study. All of the women stopped breast feeding sooner than they had wanted. Data was obtained using face-to-face interviews. Data was analyzed using Colazzi's (1978) method of phenomenology. Four themes were generated from the interviews. Themes include non-support, anger, wanting to be better at it with other children, and support other mothers. Areas for health care intervention and future research is also indicated.
Krochko, Kary A., "Factors that Affect the Length of Time Women Engage in Breastfeeding: A Phenomenological Analysis" (1998). Nursing Master’s Theses and Projects. 11.