Mothers' breastfeeding experiences in the NICU.

  title={Mothers' breastfeeding experiences in the NICU.},
  author={Camille A Boucher and Paola M Brazal and Cynthia Graham-Certosini and Kathryn Carnaghan-Sherrard and Nancy Feeley},
  journal={Neonatal network : NN},
  volume={30 1},
PURPOSE There is extensive literature on the physical and physiologic benefits of breastfeeding premature infants. Less is known about mothers' perceptions of their own breastfeeding experience. This study explored the maternal experience of breastfeeding initiation and progression in the NICU. DESIGN A qualitative, descriptive design. SAMPLE A convenience sample of ten mothers was recruited from a Level III NICU. The sample included mothers of infants between 33 and 36 weeks gestational… CONTINUE READING


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