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dc.contributor.authorYip, Ka Huenen_US
dc.contributor.authorYip, Jeffrey Yuk Chiu-
dc.contributor.authorLee, Catherine Man Yin-
dc.contributor.authorSiu, Minnie Mei Yi-
dc.contributor.otherNgai, S. Y.-
dc.contributor.otherChow, M. K.-
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-04T09:48:02Z-
dc.date.available2021-03-04T09:48:02Z-
dc.date.issued2020-
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.cihe.edu.hk/jspui/handle/cihe/139-
dc.description.abstractObjective To elucidate the perceptions of young Chinese adults aged 18–25 toward adopting breastfeeding in public in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Hong Kong), China. Methods A descriptive and exploratory study design was adopted. Participants were recruited by convenience sampling. Focus group data were collected from three semi-structured interviews. Responses from 18 participants were audiotaped, transcribed verbatim, coded, and analyzed using content analysis. Results Four themes emerged that described the young adults’ perceptions and barriers toward breastfeeding practices: (1) adaptability of self and others, (2) cultural deem and practice, (3) convenience and connection, and (4) education and advocacy. Interestingly, all respondents (male and female) are aware of the benefits of breastfeeding. Their negative perceptions toward breastfeeding initiation and continuation originate from factors that are essentially extraneous to the mother–infant dyads (such as the breadth and intensity of sociopolitical support, the dominant social beliefs and norms, and the inadequacy of breastfeeding education in adolescent years). Conclusions In general, the young adult's perception of breastfeeding is dominated by sociopolitical and cultural-related factors. In particular, sexualization of breasts as a deep-rooted belief in the Chinese context negatively affects young adults’ perceptions and limits their breastfeeding practices.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofFrontiers of Nursingen_US
dc.titleYoung adults’ perceptions of breastfeeding in public: A focus group studyen_US
dc.typejournal articleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.2478/fon-2020-0023-
dc.contributor.affiliationSchool of Health Sciencesen_US
dc.relation.issn2544-8994en_US
dc.description.volume7en_US
dc.description.issue3en_US
dc.description.startpage217en_US
dc.description.endpage226en_US
dc.cihe.affiliatedYes-
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crisitem.author.deptSchool of Health Sciences-
crisitem.author.deptSchool of Health Sciences-
crisitem.author.deptSchool of Health Sciences-
crisitem.author.deptSchool of Health Sciences-
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