Breastfeeding without nursing: The information behavior of those who exclusively pump human milk

Human milk (HM) is regarded as optimal nutrition for infants and the perfect version of milk for the first years of life. However, there are barriers to providing HM by breastfeeding. Exclusively pumping (EP) may be the solution. Fiona Jardine uses online surveys to collect qualitative and quantitative data from exclusive pumpers (EPers). Jardine’s dissertation focuses on EPers’ information behavior surrounding feeding their child milk (HM and formula): their information needs, how they seek this information, where they ultimately find it, how useful that information is, whether and how they use it, and the effect of this information (or lack thereof).

Spring 2018
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