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Determinants of infant-feeding choice among young women in Hilo, Hawaii.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18726793     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Our multicultural island community is unique in that many young mothers live in multigenerational households. In this qualitative study, we examined the factors that influenced young mothers' infant-feeding practices in Hilo, a small rural town in the Hawaiian Islands. The study participants consisted of young mothers, health care professionals, and educators. Our findings suggest that both the young mother's mother and her partner are very influential in the infant-feeding decision. Many young women in our study bottle fed to obtain assistance in caretaking, and to facilitate public breastfeeding. Additionally, we explored young mother's views of sexuality and breastfeeding, and their health promotion implications.
Lynn Morrison; Angela Reza; Ka'imiala Cardines; Kristel Foutch-Chew; Craig Severance
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health care for women international     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1096-4665     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Care Women Int     Publication Date:  2008 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-08-26     Completed Date:  2008-11-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8411543     Medline TA:  Health Care Women Int     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  807-25     Citation Subset:  N    
Department of Anthropology, University of Hawaii, Hilo, Hawaii, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Bottle Feeding / statistics & numerical data*
Breast Feeding / statistics & numerical data*
Cultural Characteristics
Decision Making
Fathers / psychology
Feeding Behavior / ethnology
Focus Groups
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
Infant, Newborn
Mother-Child Relations
Mothers / psychology*
Rural Population

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