The use of the Internet to support breastfeeding: An exploratory study of breastfeeding supporters' experiences

Ana Burman, Anastasia Papazafeiropoulou, Julie Barnett

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Abstract

Motherhood is thought to be one of the biggest events in a woman's life and breastfeeding is expected by many to be a natural and effortless task. However many women find themselves in difficulties when breastfeeding for diverse reasons. Breastfeeding support is offered by clinical professionals and nonclinical voluntary organisations, as a way to help women to overcome the difficulties they experience. This study set out to explore how voluntary non clinical breastfeeding supporters use the Internet to deliver support to breastfeeding mothers. Breastfeeding supporters believe that Internet and mobile applications have the potential to extend the support offered to breastfeeding mothers. With this in mind this study offers insight on how Internet applications can be used by breastfeeding voluntary organisations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IADIS International Conference e-Health 2011, Part of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2011, MCCSIS 2011
EditorsM. Marcedo
Pages89-96
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2011
EventIADIS International Conference e-Health 2011, Part of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2011, MCCSIS 2011 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 20 Jul 201122 Jul 2011

Conference

ConferenceIADIS International Conference e-Health 2011, Part of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2011, MCCSIS 2011
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period20/07/1122/07/11

Keywords

  • Breastfeeding
  • Internet interventions
  • Technology acceptance
  • UTAUT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Information Systems

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