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Problems experienced by mothers who opted for replacement infant feeding in a prevention of mother-to-child transmission programme in Makhado municipality, Limpopo Province, South Africa

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dc.contributor.advisor Rabe, Maria Elizabeth
dc.contributor.author Mugivhi, Modipadi Rebecca
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-30T08:52:14Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-30T08:52:14Z
dc.date.issued 2010-11
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/4872
dc.description.abstract The recommended infant feeding method for mothers living with HIV is either exclusive breastfeeding for six months or replacement infant feeding (RIF), while a mixed feeding method carries the greatest health risks for infants. This study focused on identifying the challenges faced by mothers who opted for RIF and the coping strategies they employ. A theoretical framework, based on gender and power, was developed. The study used a qualitative design, with semi-structured in-depth interviews. Using purposive sampling, data was collected at three clinics from 22 participants. The participants reported experiencing challenges related to RIF such as intermittent availability of formula milk at the clinics. Socio-cultural challenges include power inequalities between health care workers and mothers, pressure from family members to breastfeed, stigmatization and discrimination from community members. Coping strategies such as withdrawal from the community and trying to hide RIF from others were not sufficient to meet the challenges experienced. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (x, 130 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject No keywords available en
dc.subject.ddc 362.19697920068257
dc.subject.lcsh AIDS (Disease) in infants -- Transmission -- South Africa -- Makhado -- Prevention
dc.subject.lcsh HIV (Viruses) -- South Africa -- Makhado -- Prevention
dc.subject.lcsh HIV (Viruses) -- Transmission -- South Africa -- Makhado
dc.title Problems experienced by mothers who opted for replacement infant feeding in a prevention of mother-to-child transmission programme in Makhado municipality, Limpopo Province, South Africa en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department Sociology
dc.description.degree M.A. (Social Behaviour Studies in HIV/AIDS)


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