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PEREIRA, Marcelle Cristine do Rosário et al. The meaning of hand expression for mothers of premature newborns. Rev. Gaúcha Enferm. [online]. 2018, vol.39, e2017-0245.  Epub Sep 03, 2018. ISSN 1983-1447.


Meaning of hand expression for the mothers of premature newborns.


To comprehensively analyze the meaning of hand expression for the mothers of premature newborns.


Qualitative study, based on the sociological phenomenology of "Alfred Schutz", 19 mothers of PTNB infants admitted to a public maternity hospital in the city of Rio

de Janeiro have participated. The collection of the speeches was carried out through an interview recorded with an electronic MP3 equipment.


From the careful reading and search for the similarities between the reports, two concrete categories emerged from the experience: Hand expression enables the best for the baby and Overcoming the difficulties regarding hand expression from the perspective of milk production.


The study points to the importance of sensitive listening to capture the mothers' understanding about the importance of milk, valuing its intentional project, with a view to better provide guidelines to be carried out by the a nursing professional.

Keywords : Breast feeding; Human milk expression; Neonatal nursing; Mothers..

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