Background: Infant cry is associated with intensive crying. The father can experience the crying period as stressful. The specialist nurse at the child health care center has a guiding and supporting role in the fatherhood. How infant cry affects the father's role is not well documented Aim: To describe father's experiences of infant cry during the first six months after delivery Method: A qualitative interview study with content analysis was used to be able to grasp eight father's experiences of living with a crying infant Finding: In the present study the father experienced inadequacy during the crying period. The inadequacy the father felt were in areas such as knowledge about infant cry, as a father and in the relationship with the infant's mother. The support during the crying period was significant. Support from the infant's mother was important but also social network Conclusion: The father wanted to be involved in the infant care and the contact with the child health care center. The specialist nurse can notice the inadequacy the father felt and the support he needs in the fatherhood. Father groups can lead to an exchange of experiences between fathers.
|Date of Award||2011-Jun-08|
|Supervisor||Pernilla Ny (Supervisor)|
- Graduate diploma in primary health care specialist nursing
- 15 HE credits
Swedish Standard Keywords
- Nursing (30305)
- infant crying