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Breastfeeding patterns in a community of Native Hawaiian mothers participating in WIC.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17413816     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Although Hawaii has high breastfeeding initiation rates (89%), Native Hawaiian WIC participants have much lower initiation (64%) rates. Little is known about why these disparities occur. The study's aim was to describe the breastfeeding patterns of Hawaiian/part-Hawaiian women enrolled in the WIC who had initiated breastfeeding. Retrospective descriptive data (N=200) were gathered from WIC records. Descriptive and parametric statistics with univariate and multivariate analysis of breastfeeding patterns were completed. Mothers exclusively breastfeeding at initiation weaned significantly later and were significantly more likely to breastfeed for 6 months than were mothers who partially breastfed. Practice and policy implications of these findings are discussed.
Authors:
Joan E Dodgson; Estelle Codier; Pua Kaiwi; Mary Frances M Oneha; Ian Pagano
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Family & community health     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0160-6379     ISO Abbreviation:  Fam Community Health     Publication Date:    2007 Apr-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-06     Completed Date:  2007-06-28     Revised Date:  2014-09-08    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7809641     Medline TA:  Fam Community Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S46-58     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Age Factors
Aid to Families with Dependent Children* / utilization
Breast Feeding / ethnology*,  statistics & numerical data
Female
Hawaii
Healthy People Programs
Humans
Infant
Infant, Newborn
Interviews as Topic
Maternal-Child Health Centers / economics
Nursing Research
Oceanic Ancestry Group / psychology*
Parity
Population Surveillance
Pregnancy
Retrospective Studies
Socioeconomic Factors
Time Factors
United States
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
NR008360-05/NR/NINR NIH HHS; P20 NR008351-05/NR/NINR NIH HHS; P20 NR008360/NR/NINR NIH HHS; P20 NR008360-05/NR/NINR NIH HHS
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