Why Teenage Mothers Do Not Continue

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The purpose of this study is to discover and gain an understanding into why teenage mothers do not continue to breastfeed. The researcher will use a mixed methods approach, which will enrich the quality of research findings and will enhance the reliability and validity of the data collection methods used and incorporates a positivist approach (Parahoo 2006 and Andrew and Halcomb 2009). The use of both approaches makes a great contribution to research, building on existing knowledge and skills (Gelling 2014). Bryman (2012) supports mixed methods studies as they can identify weaknesses in the other method and both can complement each other, although Saks and Allsop (2013) found that mixed methods research can be challenging and may complicate the proposal. Quantitative and qualitative research styles will both be used to increase the validity of the study, Parahoo (2006) agrees with this and describes this method as triangulation, incorporating a positivist approach. De Poy and Gitlin (2011) and Bryman (2012) agree with this and express that using a mixed methods approach gives a further comprehensive knowledge of the research method and conjoining the two can complement each other. Furthermore, Larkin et al (2014) state that the intention of mixed methods research is to improve confidence in findings, increase understanding in healthcare and ensure all groups in society are listened to. Moreover, Gelling, L (2014) found that the use of both approaches makes a great

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