Infant feeding practices among Sudanese women now living in regional south east Queensland, Australia

Lee Tyler, Rosemarie Kirby, Cath Rogers

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Abstract

The purpose of this research was to highlight and compare immigrant Sudanese women's infant feeding choices and patterns before and after moving to a regional city in Queensland, Australia. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 10 Sudanese mothers who had birthed and breastfed babies both in Africa and Toowoomba. This qualitative research project supported previous research indicating a trend for immigrant women's breastfeeding duration to decline when they moved to another country. The outcomes of this research suggest that the reasons for this decline are complex. The authors conclude that a lack of social support, language difficulties and wanting to fit in with particular Western practices are contributing factors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-19
Number of pages7
JournalBreastfeeding Review
Volume22
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Breastfeeding choices and practices
  • Culture
  • Family support
  • Milk supply
  • Sudanese

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