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The influence of grandmothers on breastfeeding of her grandchildren: beliefs and cultural practices

A influência das avós no aleitamento materno de seus netos: crenças e práticas culturais
La influencia des las abuelas en la lactancia de sus nietos: las creencias y prácticas culturales

Silva, Leila Rangel da; Cruz, Luana Araujo da; Macedo, Eliza Cristina; Silva, Luciana Rodrigues da; Gomes, Monik Nowotny


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Abstract Objectives: To understand the beliefs and practices of grandmothers regarding breastfeeding; describe the influence of grandmothers in the management of breastfeeding their daughters and / or wives. Method: A descriptive study with a qualitative approach. The scenario was the Rooming Maternity Hospital Gaffrée and Guinle in Rio de Janeiro. The subjects were 20 grandparents who visited his grandsons or granddaughters during hospitalization. Data collection between the months of March and May 2011. The instrument was a questionnaire filled out by the researchers. Results: The grandparents recognize the importance of breastfeeding and passes these values to their daughters and wives. Conclusion: The grandparents are fundamental in supporting women during the breastfeeding period.
Thesaurusschlagwörter grandparents; nutrition; baby; assistance; mother; nutrition-related illness; culture; experience; Brazil; Latin America; South America; value
Klassifikation Medizinsoziologie
Sprache Dokument Englisch
Publikationsjahr 2013
Seitenangabe S. 643-651
Zeitschriftentitel Revista de Pesquisa: Cuidado é Fundamental Online, 5 (2013) 4
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.9789/2175-5361.2013v5n4p643
ISSN 2175-5361
Status Veröffentlichungsversion; begutachtet (peer reviewed)
Lizenz Creative Commons - Namensnennung, Nicht-kommerz. 4.0