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Table 2 Support for breastfeeding student-mothers, N = 30

From: Institutional support for breastfeeding in Ghana: a case study of University of Education, Winneba

Main category Subcategories
University support for breastfeeding Breastfeeding policy, lactation rooms/onsite crèches
Environmental hazards, mothers’ preferences
Reasons for combing academic work and childcare Ageing, fear of losing admission
Pressure to meet social expectation
Challenges of combining childcare with academic work Conflicting responsibility, compromised child safety, divided attention, stress
Mechanisms for coping with childcare and academic work Effective time management
Support from peers, academic counselors, relatives and spouses.
Use of crèches
  1. Constructed by authors using field data. Analyzed using content analysis