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Attitudes of future mothers regarding infant feeding.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8635806     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Attitudes of 2500 urban college girls from Ludhiana city, aged 15 to 20 years were assessed towards infant feeding using a standardized Likert Scale (r = 0.82). The influence of subject opted in college and the presence of a child less than 3 years in the family on the attitudes was also studied. The overall attitudes of the whole group towards infant feeding were negative. Science students had better attitude scores on most of the themes tested (p < 0.05). The presence of a child aged less than 3 years in the family had no significant influence on the attitudes of girls towards infant feeding. Most of the girls were desirous of studying the concepts of infant feeding in their college curriculum. It is recommended that efforts should be made to incorporate these concepts in the formal educational curriculum so that girls grow up with positive attitude towards infant feeding.
Attitudes of 2500 urban college girls from the city of Ludhiana, aged 15-20 years, were assessed with regard to infant feeding using a standardized Likert Scale (r = 0.82). The effect of the study subject in college and the presence of a child under 3 years of age within the family on the girls' attitudes was also studied. Overall attitudes of the whole group towards infant feeding were negative. Science students had better attitude scores on most of the themes tested. The presence of a child under 3 years of age within the family had no significant effect on the girls' attitudes towards infant feeding. Most of the girls desired to study the concepts of infant feeding in their college curriculum. It is recommended that efforts be made to incorporate these concepts into the formal educational curriculum so that girls grow up with positive attitudes towards infant feeding.
Authors:
M Verma; V Saini; T Singh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian pediatrics     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0019-6061     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian Pediatr     Publication Date:  1995 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-07-11     Completed Date:  1996-07-11     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985062R     Medline TA:  Indian Pediatr     Country:  INDIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  429-32     Citation Subset:  IM; J    
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatrics, Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, Punjab.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Bottle Feeding*
Breast Feeding
Data Collection
Female
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
Humans
Infant
Infant Nutritional Physiological Phenomena*
Infant, Newborn
Students
Urban Population
Weaning

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