Research Article
Volume 10 Issue 8 - 2021
Mother Narratives about Continuing Breastfeeding Weaning
Nayara Mendes Cruz1*, Ana Cristina Santos Duarte2, Marizete Argolo Teixeira3, Alba Benemérita Alves Vilela4, Mariza Silva Almeida5 and Rosane Gonçalves Nitschke6
1PhD in Nursing and Health from the Graduate Program in Nursing and Health of the State University of Southwest Bahia, Jequié-BA, Brazil
2PhD in Education from the Federal University of Bahia, Post-Doctorate in Didactica de las Ciencias Experiementales, Full Professor at the State University of Southwest Bahia, Jequié-BA, Brazil
3PhD in Nursing from the Federal University of Bahia, Full Professor, Department of Health II, State University of Southwest Bahia, Jequié-BA Brazil
4PhD in Nursing from the Federal University of Ceará, Full Professor at the State University of Southwest Bahia, Jequié-BA, Brazil
5PhD in Nursing from the Ribeirão Preto School of Nursing, University of São Paulo, Adjunct Professor at the Federal University of Bahia, Salvador-BA, Brazil
6PhD in Nursing Philosophy from the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Professor at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis- SC, Brazil
*Corresponding Author: Nayara Mendes Cruz, PhD in Nursing and Health from the Graduate Program in Nursing and Health of the State University of Southwest Bahia, Jequié-BA, Brazil.
Received: July 01, 2021; Published: July 21, 2021


Objective: To understand maternal experiences in the process of weaning from continued breastfeeding.

Method: A qualitative study, developed from March to May 2019, thematic Oral History was used as a theoretical-methodological framework. The study included 12 mothers who experienced the breastfeeding and weaning process, who breastfed their children for a period of 1 year or more. In-depth interviews were used as an instrument to obtain data, followed by transcription, textualization, transcreation, checking of the final text and discussion of the material produced.

Results: Based on an in-depth analysis of the empirical material, it was possible to identify three thematic axes, which led to the discussion through a dialogue with the literature: Meanings and feelings experienced by women in the weaning experience process; Predominant factors for the decision to wean the child and Difficulties in weaning.

Conclusion: The narratives point to the need for greater attention and care for mothers during the process of finalizing the breastfeeding cycle. Health education actions are necessary so that women can experience this moment with knowledge to clarify doubts, overcome fears, difficulties that arise and, consequently, they can overcome this phase with greater tranquility.

Keywords: Breastfeeding; Weaning; Personal Narrative; Nursing; Women's Health


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Citation: Nayara Mendes Cruz., et al. “Mother Narratives about Continuing Breastfeeding Weaning”. EC Paediatrics 10.8 (2021): 02-12.

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