Do pregnant women know how to correct inverted nipples?

Show simple item record Borstlap, C. Du Bruyn, W.D. Leech, Ronell Yazbek, Mariatha 2017-01-18T09:51:29Z 2017-01-18T09:51:29Z 2016-09
dc.description.abstract Inverted nipples occur in an estimated 9 to 10 percent of women globally, contributing to the number of women who are not exclusively breastfeeding their infants. Women with inverted nipples may want to breastfeed, but infants may be unable to latch to the breast. Inverted nipples can be corrected, but it is unclear if women know about suitable interventions. This study assessed if pregnant women knew about the available techniques to correct inverted nipples. We conducted individual interviews with nine pregnant women with inverted nipples in a tertiary hospital in South Africa. Data were analysed using an inductive content analysis. Most of the women had very limited knowledge of exclusive breastfeeding or inverted nipples and knew very little about correcting devices. These women thought that their infants would be unable to latch and that exclusive breastfeeding would be impossible. Pregnant women with inverted nipples should be educated about methods to correct their nipples. en_ZA
dc.description.department Nursing Science en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2017 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Borstlap, C., du Bruyn, W.D., Leech, R. & Yazbek, M. (2016). Do pregnant women know how to correct inverted nipples? African Journal for Physical Activity and Health Sciences, 22(3:1), 692- 700. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 2411-6939
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher LAM Publications Limited en_ZA
dc.rights © LAM Publications Limited en_ZA
dc.subject Inverted nipples en_ZA
dc.subject Correction of inverted nipples en_ZA
dc.subject Breastfeeding en_ZA
dc.title Do pregnant women know how to correct inverted nipples? en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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