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Caregiver- vs infant-oriented feeding: a model of infant-feeding strategies among special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children participants in rural east Tennessee.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20869487     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of this project was to collect data from focus-group participants to inform the future development of region-specific educational strategies to modify infant-feeding practices that may predispose children to obesity. Infant-feeding perceptions and practices were collected from participants of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, through recorded focus groups, in two East Tennessee counties. Focus groups replaced the participants' required, prescheduled nutrition-education classes for participants with infants younger than 6 months of age. Twenty-nine focus groups were convened and recorded, reaching a total of 109 participants. Results of this series of focus groups indicate that the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children population in rural East Tennessee was similar to populations elsewhere in terms of early solid-food introduction, frequent switching of formula, and sources of and valuation of infant-feeding advice. However, this population seemed to be different in the magnitude at which they introduce infant cereal early (primarily as an addition to the bottle). For this reason, interventions designed to reduce inappropriate infant-feeding behaviors in this population should focus on early introduction of solid food (especially infant cereal) first. In addition to these findings, a model of infant-feeding strategy development based on caregiver-orientation (framed within parenting styles) is presented and discussed.
Katherine F Kavanagh; Mona Habibi; Kirsten Anderson; Marsha Spence
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Dietetic Association     Volume:  110     ISSN:  1878-3570     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Diet Assoc     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-27     Completed Date:  2010-10-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503061     Medline TA:  J Am Diet Assoc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1485-91     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2010 American Dietetic Association. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Nutrition, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-1920, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Bottle Feeding / statistics & numerical data
Breast Feeding / statistics & numerical data
Caregivers / education*,  psychology*
Child Nutrition Sciences / education*
Feeding Behavior / psychology*
Focus Groups
Food Services
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Infant Care
Infant Food
Infant Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
Infant, Newborn
Maternal Behavior / psychology
Mothers / education,  psychology
Obesity / prevention & control*
Public Assistance
Rural Population

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