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It's not the contents, it's the container: Australian parents' awareness and acceptance of infant and young child feeding recommendations.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22946149     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Adherence to public health recommendations around infant and young child feeding is poor amongst Australian parents. This study aimed to investigate Australian parents' awareness and acceptance of public health recommendations about infant feeding. A cross-sectional design was used to survey a convenience sample of Australian parents. A total of 439 surveys were collected by intercept over 2 days from parents of children less than 5 years old, including those expecting a first baby, at the Pregnancy, Babies and Children (PBC) Expo held in Sydney in May 2008. Only 58.3% were aware of the WHO and NHMRC recommendation of 6 months exclusive breastfeeding. Fewer than 70% of respondents indicated that they thought breastfeeding should continue to 12 months or later, in accordance with the NHMRC guidelines, and only 12.3% thought breastfeeding should continue to 24 months or later, in accordance with WHO recommendations. This research suggests that awareness and acceptance of infant feeding recommendations in Australia is poor.
Authors:
Nina J Berry; Sandra C Jones; Don Iverson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Breastfeeding review : professional publication of the Nursing Mothers' Association of Australia     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0729-2759     ISO Abbreviation:  Breastfeed Rev     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9616903     Medline TA:  Breastfeed Rev     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  31-5     Citation Subset:  K    
Affiliation:
Centre for Health Initiatives, University of Wollongong NSW 2522, Australia. njb805@uow.edu.au
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