Which factors influence women in the decision to breastfeed?

4Citations
Citations of this article
32Readers
Mendeley users who have this article in their library.

Abstract

Objective: Identify the factors that influence women in the decision to breastfeed. Methods. Integrative review. Information was gathered from original articles, case studies, theoretical studies, consensus and systematic reviews published between 2007-2013 in Spanish, Portuguese and English and recovered in the databases MEDLINE and LILACS. The descriptors used in this study were: breastfeeding, maternal behavior, risk factors, lactation and newborn. Results: Were included 30 articles, grouped into five categories. Factors influencing the decision of the breastfeeding woman are a convergence of breastfeeding's advantages, benefits and justifications, family, social and professional support, sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of women, personal experience and family tradition and personal choice. Conclusion: The decision to breastfeed by women is influenced by a convergence of factors. It is essential the role of nursing to encourage women in the decision to initiate and maintain breastfeeding her child.

Cite

CITATION STYLE

APA

Primo, C. C., De Oliveira Nunes, B., De Fátima Almeida Lima, E., Leite, F. M. C., De Pontes, M. B., & Brandão, M. A. G. (2016). Which factors influence women in the decision to breastfeed? Investigacion y Educacion En Enfermeria, 34(1), 198–210. https://doi.org/10.17533/udea.iee.v34n1a22

Register to see more suggestions

Mendeley helps you to discover research relevant for your work.

Already have an account?

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free