Qualitative researchers aim to gather an in-depth understanding of human behavior and the reasons that govern such behavior.
The discipline investigates the “why” and “how” of decision making.
Questionnaire The questionnaire requires information about the socio-economic and demographic background of the mother.
It also has questions related to previous infant feeding practices and the birth of her youngest infant and also regarding the baby’s general health and age.
Sampling Method The research sampling method that will be used in this study is random sampling to obtain a more scientific result that could be used to represent the entirety of the population.
A list of all health care facilities (maternity and lying-in clinics, public and private hospitals, health centers) was acquired from the Las Piñas City Hall.Respondents The respondents in this research will all be coming from one single location - Las Piñas City, specifically the randomly selected barangays of Pamplona I, CAA/BF International and Pamplona III.The researcher chose Las Piñas City because of the socio-economic conditions present in the area that is relevant to the study and also as it fits the time frame and resources of the researcher.Based on the results of the study, the educational attainment, work status, marital status, and seminars in the barangay the respondents are part of, about breastfeeding, are the significant factors that affect the infant feeding decision of mothers in Las Piñas City.Majority of the mothers that served as respondents in this study fall under the age range of 17-30 years old.Health care professionals influence mothers the most when it comes to infant feeding decisions.Methodology Type of Research The type of research that will be used in this study is qualitative research and quantitative research.Conclusion Majority of the mothers formula feed their child and only a minority exclusively breastfeeds their children, especially as per recommendation of the World Health Organization.While majority of the mothers in this study showed a positive attitude towards breastfeeding, most of them decided only to formula feed due to the reasons of insufficient milk supply and work.Besides this, the researcher will also examine the phenomenon through observations in numerical representations and through statistical analysis.Along with questionnaires that will be given out to respondents for the statistical representation of the findings in the study, interviews with the respondents and a few experts in this field will also be conducted.