Infant feeding practices among Sudanese women now living in regional south east Queensland, Australia

Tyler, Lee and Kirby, Rosemarie and Rogers, Cath (2014) Infant feeding practices among Sudanese women now living in regional south east Queensland, Australia. Breastfeeding Review, 22 (3). pp. 13-19. ISSN 0729-2759


The purpose of this research was to highlight and compare immigrant Sudanese women's infant feeding choices and patterns before and after moving to a regional city in Queensland, Australia. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 10 Sudanese mothers who had birthed and breastfed babies both in Africa and Toowoomba. This qualitative research project supported previous research indicating a trend for immigrant women's breastfeeding duration to decline when they moved to another country. The outcomes of this research suggest that the reasons for this decline are complex. The authors conclude that a lack of social support, language difficulties and wanting to fit in with particular Western practices are contributing factors.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2015 04:30
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2016 04:56
Uncontrolled Keywords: culture; family support; milk supply; Sudanese; infant feeding; breastfeeding; immigrant women
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1603 Demography > 160303 Migration
16 Studies in Human Society > 1601 Anthropology > 160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1110 Nursing > 111006 Midwifery
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified
C Society > 92 Health > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920503 Health Related to Specific Ethnic Groups

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