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Infant-feeding practices of low-income Vietnamese American women.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18776168     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Healthy People 2010 breastfeeding goals include 50% exclusive breastfeeding at 6 months. In California, US, Santa Clara County Women, Infants, and Children (SCCWIC) data indicated Asian participants had low (5.6%) 6-month breastfeeding rates. To examine infant-feeding practices, Vietnamese breastfeeding peer counselors surveyed 133 Vietnamese SCCWIC participants (> or= 18 years old, nonpregnant, < 28 months postpartum) using a structured questionnaire regarding intentions, attitudes, and subjective norms toward breastfeeding. Results indicated that 75% initiated breastfeeding in the hospital (33% exclusively, 42% partially), and 25% exclusively formula fed. At survey time, 49% had terminated breastfeeding (average duration 4.4 months). Feeding intentions during pregnancy predicted feeding method used (P < .001). Most prenatal advice was from SCCWIC employees, friends, and doctors who supported breastfeeding. Most postnatal advice was from nurses who supported breastfeeding and bottle-feeding equally. Stronger control beliefs, peer counseling, and education were correlated with breastfeeding (P < .001). Improved postdelivery hospital advice may further increase breastfeeding initiation and duration.
Yashmi Mistry; Marjorie Freedman; Kathleen Sweeney; Clarie Hollenbeck
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2008-09-05
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of human lactation : official journal of International Lactation Consultant Association     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0890-3344     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hum Lact     Publication Date:  2008 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-31     Completed Date:  2008-12-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8709498     Medline TA:  J Hum Lact     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  406-14     Citation Subset:  N    
Ryerson Polytechnic University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Asian Americans / ethnology,  psychology,  statistics & numerical data*
Breast Feeding / epidemiology*,  ethnology,  psychology*,  statistics & numerical data*
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
Health Promotion / methods
Infant Care
Infant Nutritional Physiological Phenomena / physiology
Infant, Newborn
Mothers / education,  psychology
Public Assistance
United States / epidemiology
Vietnam / ethnology
Young Adult

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