Guideline Model Of Adoptive Breastfeeding For Muslim Foster Mothers In The Malay Community In Malaysia
Adoptive breastfeeding can be accomplished by non-puerperal women with a combination of medical protocols and specific stimulus techniques. However, this technology is not practically able to be accomplished without the help of the non-technical factors such as humanity, maternal instinct, passion and perseverance of a foster mother. Therefore, the aim of this study is to explore the experience of 12 non-puerperal Muslim females who had successfully nursed their foster children. This study used a qualitative research design and the methods of data collection was semi-structured interviews and focus group discussions. Data were analyzed using QSR NVivo using the technique of content analysis, analysis of word-based and code-based analysis. This study has successfully developed a Guideline Model of Breastfeeding Adopted Child in accordance to the Fiqh and Science perspective. This model was built with the design of a house that symbolizes a shelter and a symbol of love for an adopted child who is accepted in a foster family. This house-shaped model includes four phases which is described in the storied building starting from the entrance up to the roof of the house. The stages of this model are: (1) The conditions of Fiqh; (2) The implementation; (3) The Implications of Fiqh; (4) The Goal. In conclusion, the resulting model can be a guide to the foster mother and professionals in the lactation field for the success of the breastfeeding process to the adopted child.
Keywords: Induced lactation, adoptive breastfeeding, adopted child, qualitative research, milk kinship in Islam.