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The Conceptualization of Perceived Insufficient Milk Among Mexican Mothers

Sacco, Lisa M., Caulfield, Laura E., Gittelsohn, Joel and Martínez, Homero (2006) The Conceptualization of Perceived Insufficient Milk Among Mexican Mothers Journal of Human Lactation, 22 (3). pp. 277-286.

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This study sought to provide a comprehensive picture of maternal conceptualization of Perceived Insufficient Milk (PIM) using qualitative methods (semistructured interviews, free lists, and rankings) in Mexico. Two hundred and seven first-time mothers of infants younger than 6 months and mothers-to-be who were (or intended to be) breastfeeding were interviewed in waiting areas at a hospital and a health clinic in Mexico City, Mexico, from September 2000 to January 2001. Pattern searching and triangulation of the 3 qualitative methods indicated that women viewed crying as the chief symptom of PIM. Maternal diet and liquid intake were cited as both the most salient causes and treatments for PIM. The main coping strategy in the event of PIM was formula feeding. These findings highlight the need for addressing maternal concerns in relation to PIM, especially regarding the role of crying as the initiator of the PIM cycle.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Biosciences and Medicine
Authors :
Sacco, Lisa
Caulfield, Laura E.
Gittelsohn, Joel
Martínez, Homero
Date : 1 August 2006
DOI : 10.1177/0890334406287817
Copyright Disclaimer : © Copyright 2006 International Lactation Consultant Association
Uncontrolled Keywords : Crying; Perceived Insufficient Milk; Mexico; Qualitative; Maternal perceptions; Primiparas
Depositing User : Diane Maxfield
Date Deposited : 14 Oct 2019 12:18
Last Modified : 14 Oct 2019 12:18

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