Experience of mothers learning and doing infant massage

Chan, K.G and Saloma, Pawi and Lee, Shalin Wan Fei and Hii, Emily and Ooi, Chor Yau and Zurraini, Arabi and Helmy, Hazmi (2017) Experience of mothers learning and doing infant massage. In: UNIMAS Silver Jubilee Conference 2017, 18-20 October 2017, Pullman Hotel, Kuching, Sarawak. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Experience of mothers learning and doing infant massage The practice of infant massage has been reported to give relaxation and enjoyment to mothers and babies. Objective: this study aimed to explore mothers’ experience with learning and doing infant massage. Methodology: Mothers of babies four to six weeks old were taught the adapted baby massage program over four sessions by a certified infant massage instructor in selected health centres. They were asked to do infant massage for 15 minutes twice a day. As part of a main study, nine of the mothers were recruited as study participants at the end of the teaching sessions using a purposive sampling procedure. In-depth interviews were conducted to explore their experience with learning and doing baby massage. Findings: Mothers’ experience with baby’s relaxation and sleep, baby-mother bonding, new learning in term of a helpful baby-care skill, responding to baby cues, establishing new care routine, gaining spousal and other mothers’ supports apparently contributed to their positive experience related to learning and doing massage with their babies. Findings supplement the evidence base which could influence practice change related to service provision to include infant massage as part of the maternal and

Item Type: Proceeding (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: infant massage, mothers, experience, qualitative, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Depositing User: Geok
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2018 07:19
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2018 07:19
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/19239

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