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Food for Thought

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Title: Food for Thought Breastfeeding Experiences and Healthy People 2010 Goals
Physical Description: 1 online resource (154 p.)
Language: english
Creator: Holcomb, Jeanne
Publisher: University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: 2010

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: breastfeeding
Sociology -- Dissertations, Academic -- UF
Genre: Sociology thesis, Ph.D.
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theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
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Abstract: Framed by a feminist approach to studying and theorizing about women s experiences, this project explores women s experiences with breastfeeding over time. Interviews were conducted with mothers near the time of the baby s birth, around four weeks, eight weeks, twelve weeks, six months, nine months, and twelve months after the birth. The last interview occurred at twelve months or when breastfeeding stopped, whichever was first. Results are significant because they emphasize breastfeeding as a complex process, not a one-time decision. Three key themes were that breastfeeding is challenging, that women are socially situated, and that breastfeeding is an embodied process. These have important implications for public policy and program development related to breastfeeding. Most current interventions to increase breastfeeding rates are aimed at educational efforts before the birth, but these results indicate that even women who are knowledgeable about the benefits of breastfeeding and current recommendations to breastfeed have difficulty meeting national goals. Based on this research, programs should be designed to assist women after the birth of the child. Additionally, programs should include information about the difficulty of breastfeeding, fathers as significant factors in breastfeeding decisions, and embodied aspects of breastfeeding. Approaching breastfeeding support from these angles provides necessary information and support beyond the current prenatal education programs.
General Note: In the series University of Florida Digital Collections.
General Note: Includes vita.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The University of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Statement of Responsibility: by Jeanne Holcomb.
Thesis: Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Florida, 2010.
Local: Adviser: Zsembik, Barbara A.

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Source Institution: UFRGP
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: lcc - LD1780 2010
System ID: UFE0042148:00001

Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UFE0042148/00001

Material Information

Title: Food for Thought Breastfeeding Experiences and Healthy People 2010 Goals
Physical Description: 1 online resource (154 p.)
Language: english
Creator: Holcomb, Jeanne
Publisher: University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: 2010

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: breastfeeding
Sociology -- Dissertations, Academic -- UF
Genre: Sociology thesis, Ph.D.
bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: Framed by a feminist approach to studying and theorizing about women s experiences, this project explores women s experiences with breastfeeding over time. Interviews were conducted with mothers near the time of the baby s birth, around four weeks, eight weeks, twelve weeks, six months, nine months, and twelve months after the birth. The last interview occurred at twelve months or when breastfeeding stopped, whichever was first. Results are significant because they emphasize breastfeeding as a complex process, not a one-time decision. Three key themes were that breastfeeding is challenging, that women are socially situated, and that breastfeeding is an embodied process. These have important implications for public policy and program development related to breastfeeding. Most current interventions to increase breastfeeding rates are aimed at educational efforts before the birth, but these results indicate that even women who are knowledgeable about the benefits of breastfeeding and current recommendations to breastfeed have difficulty meeting national goals. Based on this research, programs should be designed to assist women after the birth of the child. Additionally, programs should include information about the difficulty of breastfeeding, fathers as significant factors in breastfeeding decisions, and embodied aspects of breastfeeding. Approaching breastfeeding support from these angles provides necessary information and support beyond the current prenatal education programs.
General Note: In the series University of Florida Digital Collections.
General Note: Includes vita.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The University of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Statement of Responsibility: by Jeanne Holcomb.
Thesis: Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Florida, 2010.
Local: Adviser: Zsembik, Barbara A.

Record Information

Source Institution: UFRGP
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: lcc - LD1780 2010
System ID: UFE0042148:00001


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Feminist Methods in Social Research

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Research Questions Laboring On

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How do women describe their experiences with breastfeeding?

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Sociological Relevance

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Overview of Dissertation

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Current Recommendations

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D ata Limitations

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Breastfeeding Behaviors

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Correlates

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Social Context

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Fresh Milk Intervention Programs

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Breastfeeding in the United States: A National Agenda. National Agenda

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Blueprint for Action on Breastfeeding HHS Blueprint for Action

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Summary

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Feminist Theory and Methods

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Feminist Methods in Social Research

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Feminist Approaches to Breastfeeding

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Setting

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Participants

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Data Collection and Analytical Strategy

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Conceptual Definition

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National Florida Alachua County

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When, What, and Why

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Decision Making

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Temporary Supplementation

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Embodied Breastfeeding and Father Involvement

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Negotiating Supplementation

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Summary

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When and Why

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Expectations and Goals

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Decision Making Conver s ations

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Plans Non Decisions

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Changes over Time

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Returning to Work

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Teething

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Nursing in Public

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Sexual Relationships

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Negotiating Ce ssation

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Summary

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Womens Experiences

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Implica tions Program Development Blueprint for Action on Breastfeeding Blueprint Blueprint

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Blueprint

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Theoretical Orientation

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Limitations and Future Research

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Conclusions and Reflexivity

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Are you pregnant with your first child? Are you giving birth at NFRMC? Are you planning on breastfeeding? If you ans wered YES, then you're eligible to participate in a study about women's experiences with breastfeeding. For more information, contact Jeanne Holcomb at holcombja@gmail.com 3522149917 You can earn up to $35 in gift cards!

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Protocol Title: Womens Experiences with Breastfeeding: Challenges, Support, and Suggestions Please read this consent document carefully before you decide to participate in this study. Purpose of the research study: What you will be asked to do in the study: Time required: Risks and Benefits: Compensation: Confidentiality: Voluntary participation: Right to withdraw from the study:

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Whom to contact if you have questions about the study: Whom to contact about your rights as a research participant in the study: Agreement:

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Early Postpartum (within 2 weeks) 6 weeks, 12 weeks, 6 months

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9 and 12 months Cessation

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Pediatrics, 116 Pediatrics, 115 Journal of Human Lactation, 13 Breas twork. Breastfeed Rev, 10 At the Breast: Indeologies of Breastfeeding and Motherhood in the Contemporary United States. Feminist Research Practice Feminism, Breasts, and Breastfeeding. Journal of Family Issues, 2 5 Journal of Human Lactation, 21

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Journal of Human Lactation, 22 Journal of Human Lactation, 18 Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 31 Social Problems, 37 Annual Review of Sociology, 22, Liberating Method: Feminism and Social Research. Health Education and Behavior. 32 Midwifery, 16, American Journal of Public Health, 88 Gender and Society, 14

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Pediatrics, 113 Mothers Mi lk: Breastfeeding Controversies in American Culture. BMJ, 318, The Active Interview. Journal of Human Lactation, 8 Journal of Human Lactation, 9 Pediatric Clinics of North America, 48 Pediatric Clinics of North America, 48 Journal of Human Lactation, 18

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Gender Inequality: Feminist Theories and Politics. Journal of Human Lactation, 24 Need Analysis: Tools for the Human Services and Education Sociology Now. The Journal of the American Medical Association, 287 The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 25 Acta Paediatrica, 90 Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 35 Feminist Methods in Social Research Journal of Human Lactation, 20 Pediatrics, 110 Health Education and Behavior, 29

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Social Science and Medicine 64 Laboring On: Birth in Transition in the United States The Conceptual Practices of Power: A Feminist Soci ology of Knowledge Gender and Society, 13 Journal of Human Lactation, 20 International Breastfeeding Journal, 1 American Journal of Public Health, 93

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Signs, 31 Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law, 32