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Table 1 Perspectives and attitudes of women: major themes and sub-themes

From: Perspectives and attitudes of breastfeeding women using herbal galactagogues during breastfeeding: a qualitative study

Major themes Sub-themes
1. Reasons for the use of herbal medicines Perseverance and determination to breastfeed
Confidence, self-empowerment and reassurance
Concerns over breastfed infants’ safety
Role and expectation of health care workers
Parental and peer influence
2. The need for herbal medicines resources Information needs
Credibility and reliability of information
Expectations of health professionals
3. The level of breastfeeding support Positive feedback
Negative feedback