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Infant-feeding practices among middle-class Anglos and Hispanics.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3405686     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Feeding practices have been analyzed prospectively in a sample of 1,112 healthy infants selected from families using an HMO. Data were collected at well-child visits during the first year of life regarding breast-feeding, formula feeding, and use of solid foods and cow's milk. Seventy percent of all infants were breast-fed, with the mean duration of breast-feeding being almost 7 months. Factors positively associated with breast-feeding included education and marriage, whereas maternal employment outside the home and ethnicity (being Hispanic rather than Anglo-American) were related to bottle feeding. Solid foods were introduced earlier by Hispanics and, also, among less well educated and single women; maternal employment was unrelated to the introduction of solid foods. Multiple regression analysis indicated different patterns for the two ethnic groups: education and employment were related to almost all feeding practices for Anglo-Americans, whereas education and employment predicted few feeding practices for the Hispanics. These findings suggest that the effects of ethnicity are independent of those of education.
A L Wright; C Holberg; L M Taussig
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatrics     Volume:  82     ISSN:  0031-4005     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatrics     Publication Date:  1988 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-09-22     Completed Date:  1988-09-22     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376422     Medline TA:  Pediatrics     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  496-503     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Pediatrics, University of Arizona, Tucson.
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MeSH Terms
Breast Feeding
Educational Status
European Continental Ancestry Group / psychology*
Health Maintenance Organizations
Hispanic Americans / psychology*
Infant Care
Infant Food*
Infant, Newborn
Maternal Behavior*
Prospective Studies
Grant Support
14136//PHS HHS

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