Exploring online breastfeeding support groups, part 1 of 2: Finding a community of like-minded people helps a mother to reach her breastfeeding goals
Hassett, A., Wagg, A. and Callanan, M. 2021. Exploring online breastfeeding support groups, part 1 of 2: Finding a community of like-minded people helps a mother to reach her breastfeeding goals. Clinical Lactation. 12 (4). https://doi.org/10.1891/cl.12.4
|Authors||Hassett, A., Wagg, A. and Callanan, M.|
Background: Facebook support groups are becoming frequently used by mothers to support them with breastfeeding.
Results: This article reports on the first, of four, superordinate themes identified. Online breastfeeding support groups can support an internal vision of what breastfeeding is like and help the mother to regain control when faced with challenges.
Conclusion: When breastfeeding challenges arise, women are forced to re-evaluate their situation. The groups not only provide information but help a mother regain control and achieve her breastfeeding goals. How exactly this might occur, and the impact variables will be considered in further themes.
|Keywords||Breastfeeding support; Online support; Peer support; Lactation|
|Journal citation||12 (4)|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.1891/cl.12.4|
|01 Nov 2021|
|Publication process dates|
|Accepted||01 Sep 2021|
|Deposited||27 Apr 2022|
|Accepted author manuscript|
2views this month
0downloads this month