Breastfeeding and Problematic Integration: Results of a Focus-Group Study

Amy Koerber, Linda Brice, Elizabeth Tombs

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This article reports on a subset of data from nine focus groups. Participants included new and expectant mothers and their partners, friends, and relatives. The larger goal of the focus groups was to understand local infant-feeding practices of mothers in our region. The subset of data reported in this article pertains to breastfeeding failure. The experience of breastfeeding failure, as described by participants in this study, is analyzed through the lens of Babrow's (1992) concept of problematic integration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)124-144
Number of pages21
JournalHealth Communication
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2012


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