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Satisfaction des femmes à travers l’expérience vécue en maternité autour de l’accompagnement de l’allaitement maternel

Abstract : Breastfeeding is a choice that is often made antenatally, but which is rooted into the experience of the first postpartum days. The way it is implemented at the early beginning determines whether it is pursued in the long term or not. The aim of this study is to evaluate women's satisfaction about the support provided about breastfeeding in the maternity ward during day and night. The secondary objectives are: to collect the women's stories during the first few days, to evaluate what happens more specifically at night and to highlight elements influencing their satisfaction. A qualitative study based on semi-directed interviews with 15 women in the postpartum period was conducted. The results show that the quality of interactions with the staff is needed for a good experience of the immediate postpartum. Particularly, the essential elements for a good breastfeeding experience in the first days are: the availability and time given by the teams to the women, advice, and some reassurance and encouragement. Night at the maternity ward is described as a period that exacerbates difficulties, feelings of loneliness and anxiety and therefore requires special attention. Women's initial motivations do not seem to have an impact on their expectations during the first few days. As a conclusion let’s say that the interactions with the maternity staff and the provided support influence women's satisfaction level concerning the way breastfeeding is implemented. In the maternity ward, professionals are at the heart of the construction of the mother/newborn diad, and it is therefore necessary to think about the best way to contribute to the satisfaction of the needs and expectations of women in the postpartum period.
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Sarah Bassot. Satisfaction des femmes à travers l’expérience vécue en maternité autour de l’accompagnement de l’allaitement maternel. Gynécologie et obstétrique. 2020. ⟨dumas-03039149⟩



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