Nurses Participation in Promoting Breastfeeding

  • Nicássia Sousa Mélo Faculdade Integradas de Patos
  • Maria Mirtes da Nóbrega
  • Kamila Nethielly Souza Leite
  • Sheila da Costa Rodrigues Silva Faculdades Integradas de Patos
  • Ester Missias Villaverde Antas
  • Ana Paula Dantas da Silva Faculdades Integradas de Patos
  • Silvia Ximenes Oliveira Faculdade Integradas de Patos
  • Erta Soraya Ribeiro César Faculdade Integradas de Patos
  • Thoyama Nadja Feliz Alencar Lima Faculdade Integradas de Patos
  • Talita Araújo de Souza Faculdades Integradas de Patos
  • Bruno Bezerra do Nascimento
  • Francisca Elidivania de farias Camboim Faculdade Integradas de Patos
  • José Cleston Alves Camboim
  • Desiny Dantas Melquíadas Azevedo
  • Edmara da Nóbrega Xavier Martins Faculdades Integradas de Patos
  • Juliane de Oliveira Costa Nobre Faculdades Integradas de Patos
  • Maryama Naara Félix Alencar Lima


Objective: To analyze the nursing practices in the promotion of breast-feeding AM during pregnancy and childbirth. Method: The sample consisted of 50 mothers in the city of Diamond-PB. Data were collected through a demographic survey questionnaire and information about breastfeeding. Data were analyzed quantitatively using descriptive statistics. Results: mothers are aware of the importance of breastfeeding in meeting the child's needs and favoring the affective link between them; However, it was seen that the baby weaning occurred before the pediatric recommendation period; in relation to the nurse's role in promoting the PM noted that mothers received some form of guidance on breastfeeding, indicating that it is not the lack of access to information hinders the adoption of appropriate practices AM. Conclusion: we need a cultural change so that feeding the incentive stock will be achieved.

Jul 21, 2016
How to Cite
MÉLO, Nicássia Sousa et al. Nurses Participation in Promoting Breastfeeding. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 9, july 2016. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 28 sep. 2021. doi:


La lactancia materna; enfermería; Lactancia.