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Master Thesis

Le rôle des pères dans le choix et le maintien de l’allaitement maternel : étude qualitative auprès de 23 pères de nouveau-nés en Seine-et-Marne

Abstract : Introduction: fathers seem to have a key role in breastfeeding initiation and duration.
Methods: we conducted a qualitative study by semi-directed interviews with 23 fathers of newborns in Seine et Marne.
Results: fathers are involved in infant feeding choice. The main determinants of fathers’ choice of breastfeeding are its natural aspect, the benefits of breastfeeding, especially on nutrition and child health, and the relationship built between the mother and her child. The obstacles to breastfeeding are the father’s sense of exclusion, fear of breastfeeding complications, and constraints for the mother, especially if she works. Fathers are a source of practical and emotional support for their breastfeeding partner, which helps in maintaining breastfeeding. However, weaknesses in their knowledge about breastfeeding are responsible for misconceptions and sometimes reticence to long breastfeeding. In our study, the socio-cultural influence is notable. Thus, depending on their cultural background and family history, fathers are differently informed about breastfeeding initiation and prolongation.
Conclusion: general practionner is the privileged interlocutor to inform fathers about benefits of breastfeeding, by fighting against the preconceived ideas and the identified obstacles to breastfeeding, and by encouraging them.
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Amélie Lebreton. Le rôle des pères dans le choix et le maintien de l’allaitement maternel : étude qualitative auprès de 23 pères de nouveau-nés en Seine-et-Marne. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2018. ⟨dumas-03626607⟩

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