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Breastfeeding initiation among a low income multiethnic population in northern California: an exploratory study.
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PMID:  7619279     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Influences on the decision to initiate breastfeeding among low income mothers served by a suburban medical center in northern California were explored. Sixty-four mothers of children 0-24 months of age were interviewed in English or Spanish regarding their infant feeding education, breastfeeding attitudes and behavior, and social support. Fifty-nine percent reported having discussed infant feeding with a physician; these mothers were more likely to attempt breastfeeding than those who did not. Fifty-nine percent of the entire study population initiated breastfeeding. Initiation rates were highest for the Asian American group (86 percent), and lowest for Latinas (48 percent). Further research is needed regarding modifiable influences on breastfeeding initiation, including physician encouragement to breastfeed, for various ethnic groups.
E L Williams; E Pan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of human lactation : official journal of International Lactation Consultant Association     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0890-3344     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hum Lact     Publication Date:  1994 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-08-25     Completed Date:  1995-08-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8709498     Medline TA:  J Hum Lact     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  245-51     Citation Subset:  N    
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MeSH Terms
Breast Feeding*
Child, Preschool
Ethnic Groups*
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
Infant, Newborn

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