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Exploring Breastfeeding Perceptions, Beliefs, Subjective Norms And Practices Of Mothers In Informal Settlements In Kenya
Introduction: Despite benefits of exclusive breastfeeding, the rates are low in informal settlements in Kenya. Objective: This study aimed to exploring breastfeeding practices, perceptions, beliefs, and subjective norms among mothers in informal settlements in Kenya using theory of planned behaviour. Methods: The study sites were randomly selected Kibera in Nairobi, Manyatta A in Kisumu, and Kaptembwo in Nakuru County. Sixty-four purposively selected mothers of children aged 6-24 months participated in nine focus groups. Results: The thematically analyzed data showed a strong intention for exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months.
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