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Chinese mothers' knowledge and attitudes about breastfeeding in Perth, Western Australia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14768309     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The objective of the research was to describe Chinese-Australian (Mandarin speaking) mothers knowledge about and attitudes towards breastfeeding. Data for this cross-sectional survey was obtained by telephone interviews conducted in Mandarin. A sample of 506 Mandarin-speaking women was recruited and interviewed in Perth, Western Australia. The majority came from mainland China (81.6%), were aged between 23 and 59 years, and had some tertiary education (76.3%). Most of the mothers (90.9%) indicated that they supported breastfeeding for all infants and most had some knowledge about the benefits of breastfeeding. The main reasons that mothers considered stopping breastfeeding were not having enough breastmilk and going back to work or study. The higher the family income, the less preference toward breastfeeding. These findings highlighted the significance of social and cultural factors that impact on the women's decisions to initiate and maintain breastfeeding.
Lin Li; Min Zhang; Colin W Binns
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Breastfeeding review : professional publication of the Nursing Mothers' Association of Australia     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0729-2759     ISO Abbreviation:  Breastfeed Rev     Publication Date:  2003 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-02-10     Completed Date:  2004-03-02     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9616903     Medline TA:  Breastfeed Rev     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  13-9     Citation Subset:  K    
School of Public Health, Curtin University, GPO Box U 1987, Perth 6845, Western Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Attitude to Health
Breast Feeding / ethnology,  psychology*
China / ethnology
Cohort Studies
Cross-Sectional Studies
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
Infant, Newborn
Interviews as Topic
Middle Aged
Mothers / psychology*
Western Australia / epidemiology

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