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Factors influencing initiation of breast-feeding.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6829516     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We used the critical incidence method to study factors motivating 33 primigravidas and 39 multigravidas to initiate breast-feeding of their infants. Women chose breast-feeding because they believed that it would provide protection to the infant against infection, establish maternal-infant bonding, was convenient, provided better nutrition than cow's milk formula, was emotionally satisfying, and was the natural way to feed infants. The decision to breast-feed was made well in advance of pregnancy by primigravidas and shortly before pregnancy by multigravidas. Friends who had successfully nursed infants were as influential as immediate family members in influencing our study subjects in their decision to breast-feed. Prenatal counseling, though important, may not be the optimal period for motivating women to breast-feed.
E E Ekwo; L B Dusdieker; B M Booth
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of diseases of children (1960)     Volume:  137     ISSN:  0002-922X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Dis. Child.     Publication Date:  1983 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-04-15     Completed Date:  1983-04-15     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370471     Medline TA:  Am J Dis Child     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  375-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Breast Feeding*
Mother-Child Relations
Socioeconomic Factors

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