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Infant feeding practices and socio-demographic factors in Ottawa-Carleton.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2743239     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Parents of 320 infants 6-18 months of age were interviewed to determine infant feeding practices and socio-demographic factors contributing to parental choices. 76% of women breastfed initially. Social class was directly related to the incidence of breastfeeding. 50% of the women who started breastfeeding continued to do so at 6 months, a figure which is higher than that previously reported in Canada. Although social class was a major determinant in parents' choice of infant feeding, cultural factors were also very important. A higher proportion of mothers who spoke languages other than English or French in the home (including mainly Polish, Italian, Spanish, and East Indian) breastfed their infants than did mothers who spoke French, even though more of them were in the lowest socio-economic group. The reason for the relatively low incidence of breastfeeding by Francophone mothers is unclear.
L Greene-Finestone; W Feldman; H Heick; B Luke
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian journal of public health = Revue canadienne de santé publique     Volume:  80     ISSN:  0008-4263     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Public Health     Publication Date:    1989 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-08-15     Completed Date:  1989-08-15     Revised Date:  2013-06-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372714     Medline TA:  Can J Public Health     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  173-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Breast Feeding*
Cultural Characteristics
Feeding Behavior*
Infant Food*
Socioeconomic Factors

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