What is it about?

This study aimed to explore the experiences of mothers who had attended online infant massage classes. METHODS: This qualitative survey recruited 12 Indonesian mothers with infants aged < 12 months who joined the online infant massage class. An open-ended question form was used to collect data, which were analyzed using thematic content analysis. Six themes related to mothers' experiences attending online infant massage classes: favorite session, new knowledge and skills, benefits, barriers during infant massage class, factors related to infant massage practice, and mother's hope.

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Why is it important?

This paper can help us to understand the feelings of mothers who have joined online massage classes. Since mothers had a good experience learning infant massage and had better interaction with their infants after the class, healthcare providers can encourage mothers to do routine infant massage at home to improve the mothers' and babies' health.


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This page is a summary of: A qualitative study on mothers’ experiences attending an online infant massage class: “It is funny! I feel close to my baby!”, BMC Nursing, July 2022, Springer Science + Business Media,
DOI: 10.1186/s12912-022-00952-9.
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