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Table 2 Themes and the sub-themes resulting from the data analysis

From: ‘If nurses were in our shoes would they breastfeed their own babies?’ A qualitative inquiry on challenges faced by breastfeeding mothers on the PMTCT programme in a rural community in Zimbabwe

Superordinate theme Subordinate themes
Stigma and Discrimination Internal/anticipated self-stigma
Institutional stigma (poor professional behavior)
External/Community stigma
Fear of HIV transmission to baby Mistrust of mother’s milk, distrust of nurse advise, community advice
Family and Power Dynamics Disclosure and influence of significant others
Fear of divorce
Uncertainty about drug side effects Fear of prolonged use of drugs
Fear of unsustainability of ART