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Breastfeeding in adolescence in the city of Ribeirão Preto - SP

Grant number: 09/09990-8
Support Opportunities:Regular Research Grants
Duration: September 01, 2009 - August 31, 2011
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Nursing - Obstetrical Nursing
Principal Investigator:Juliana Cristina dos Santos Monteiro
Grantee:Juliana Cristina dos Santos Monteiro
Host Institution: Escola de Enfermagem de Ribeirão Preto (EERP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ribeirão Preto , SP, Brazil


This research project aims to study the situation of breastfeeding in adolescence in the city of Ribeirão Preto-SP. It aims to identify the sociodemographic profile of adolescent mothers by health district; to characterize breastfeeding according to WHO (World Health Organization) indicators among adolescents; to identify adolescents' needs as to the process of establishment and maintenance of breastfeeding and how their demands are being fulfilled in the context of the health services. It will be developed in two stages: in the first, using quantitative approach, data collected in the II National Breastfeeding Prevalence Research, carried out during the National Vaccination Campaign in August 2008, will be used. The second stage, using qualitative approach, will include individual semi-structured interviews with mothers of adolescents who received care in the health district with the highest prevalence of adolescent mothers, according to the results of the first stage of the research. Quantitative data analysis will be done with descriptive analysis, using SPSS, version 10.0. Qualitative data will be analyzed based on thematic content analysis methods. (AU)

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