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Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP

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Abstract

ARAGAKI, Ilva Marico Mizumoto; SILVA, Isília Aparecida  and  SANTOS, Jair Lício Ferreira dos. Trace and anxiety of nursing mothers with insufficient and normal breast feeding indicators. Rev. esc. enferm. USP [online]. 2006, vol.40, n.3, pp. 396-403. ISSN 0080-6234.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0080-62342006000300012.

The objective of this study was to identify and compare the trace and the anxiety state on the 10th day postpartum and the anxiety state on the 30th day postpartum of primiparous and multiparous nursing mothers who present insufficient breast feeding indicators and nursing mothers with normal breast feeding, in order to verify the possible relationships between the anxiety state of the nursing mothers in those two moments with the insufficient breast feeding indicators presented. This is an exploratory and descriptive study, whose data has been gotten from 168 nursing mothers and their children by means of interviews in nursing consultations in the 10th and 30th day postpartum. The results obtained showed that primiparous and multiparous with insufficient breast feeding and primiparous with normal lactation presented higher anxiety state trace than the anxiety state on the 10th and 30th day postpartum. There was remission of the maternal signals of anxiety with the passing of time, which may be caused by the correction of the breast feeding technique and support to the nursing mothers.

Keywords : Lactation disorders; Breast feeding [psychology]; Anxiety.

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