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 a series of 9 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
JournalHealth Communication
StatePublished - Feb 11 2012


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