Confinement Diet, Physical Activity and Well-Being of Mothers with a Preterm Infant: A qualitative study

Authors

  • Nur Islami Mohd Fahmi Teng Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA
  • Noor Fairuzi Suhana Yahya Centre for Dietetics Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Bandar Puncak Alam, Malaysia
  • Norfarhana Md Said Centre for Dietetics Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Bandar Puncak Alam, Malaysia
  • Rachmanida Nuzrina Nutrition Department, Faculty of Health Sciences, Esa Unggul University, Indonesia.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i20.3338

Keywords:

breastfeeding, confinement diet, postpartum mothers, well-being

Abstract

The confinement period is part of the Asian culture after giving birth. However, it is not fully understood how this practice affects women's health. This study aims to explore confinement diet and physical activity that may influence the psychosocial well-being of mothers. A focus group discussion was conducted on 22 Malay mothers with infants delivered prematurely. Data were analysed thematically. Four main themes were derived from the analysis; 1) healthy diet, 2) food restriction, 3) fitness and strength 4) barriers. Mothers believe that confinement practices are beneficial to their heath. Therefore, emphasizing on healthy lifestyle during the confinement period is necessary.

Keywords: breastfeeding; confinement diet; postpartum mothers; well-being

eISSN: 2398-4287 © 2022. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians/Africans/Arabians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i20.3338

Published

2022-06-30

How to Cite

Mohd Fahmi Teng, N. I., Yahya, N. F. S., Md Said, N., & Nuzrina , R. . (2022). Confinement Diet, Physical Activity and Well-Being of Mothers with a Preterm Infant: A qualitative study. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 7(20), 219-224. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i20.3338