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dc.contributor Alexander, Kristen en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Hembree,Sheri en_US
dc.contributor.author Majju, Jagdish Kaur
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-30T17:00:30Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-30T17:00:30Z
dc.date.issued 2019-08-30
dc.date.submitted 2019-08-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/213031
dc.description Thesis (M.A., Child Development)--California State University, Sacramento, 2019. en_US
dc.description.abstract Breastfeeding is considered to be the most intimate practice that a mother can provide for her child. However, in the United States many mothers do not meet the World Health Organization’s recommendation for breastfeeding past 6 months, and this is particularly prevalent in non-Caucasian mothers. In this qualitative study the researcher used a semi-structured design to interview 10 non-Caucasian mothers in the Northern California region and used thematic content analysis to explore the data using Bronfenbrenner’s bio-ecological model (Bronfenbrenner & Morris, 2007). This study found themes of challenges and rewards, support, work context, and culture were reoccurring in the mother’s experiences and interactions while breastfeeding. The results found that the bio-ecological model could help explain how contexts can influence non-Caucasian mothers’ support during breastfeeding. Overall, the findings show that non-Caucasian mothers find more support within their microsystems, rather than in their mesosystems or macrosystems in the U.S. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Child Development en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Bio-ecological model en_US
dc.subject Qualitative en_US
dc.subject Breastfeeding support en_US
dc.subject Bronfenbrenner en_US
dc.title An exploration of the ecology of non-Caucasian mothers' breastfeeding practices en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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