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Individual and job-related variation in infant feeding practices among working mothers.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19814598     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: To document working mothers' infant feeding practices and delineate factors that may shape infant feeding.
METHODS: Cross-sectional data were obtained from a community sample of working women with 8-month old infants (n=199).
RESULTS: Nearly all working mothers used commercially prepared foods like infant cereals, fruits, and vegetables. Approximately one-fifth fed infants french fries, sweetened beverages, and sweetened desserts. Unhealthy infant feeding was elevated among unmarried mothers, those with less education, and those with a nonstandard work schedule.
CONCLUSIONS: Working mothers use commercially prepared foods for infant feeding. Socially disadvantaged working mothers' infant feeding may pose health and developmental risks.
Authors:
Joseph G Grzywacz; Jenna Tucker; C Randall Clinch; Thomas A Arcury
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of health behavior     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1945-7359     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Health Behav     Publication Date:    2010 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-09     Completed Date:  2010-02-23     Revised Date:  2013-05-31    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9602338     Medline TA:  Am J Health Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  186-96     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1084, USA. grzywacz@wfubmc.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Feeding Behavior
Female
Food / statistics & numerical data
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Humans
Infant
Mothers / psychology*
Women, Working / psychology*
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
R21 HD048601-01A2/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R21 HD48601/HD/NICHD NIH HHS
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