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The experience of traditional massage practitioners in supporting breastfeeding practice

Hasan, Haliza and Muda, Siti Mariam and Abd. Hamid, Noor Asiah and Abdul Hamid, Siti Hazariah (2019) The experience of traditional massage practitioners in supporting breastfeeding practice. International Journal for Studies on Children, Women, Elderly And Disabled, 8 (October). pp. 1-7. ISSN 0128-309X E-ISSN 0128-309X

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Strategies that have been successful in promoting breastfeeding practice and to increase breastfeeding education include mother-to-mother support and close contact with breastfeeding support members through home visits. The objective of this study is to explore the experience of traditional massage practitioners in promoting and supporting breastfeeding practice. A qualitative study using semi structured face-to-face interview was conducted among breastfeeding support group members who are working as traditional massage practitioners. The data was transcribed and analyzed using thematic analysis. Three themes were revealed involving participants real enjoyed the experiences, gaining knowledge on breastfeeding technique and breastfeeding challenges. This study identified that the traditional massage practitioners have shown good support towards breastfeeding practice and recommended the need of massage therapy for continuity of this practice.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5000/78322
Uncontrolled Keywords: Breastfeeding, breastfeeding practice, support group, massage practitioner.
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Nursing > Department of Special Care Nursing
Depositing User: DR HALIZA HASAN
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2020 11:50
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2020 04:44
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/78322

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