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Psychosocial determinants of the early introduction of complementary foods.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17620664     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Infant feeding guidelines recommend exclusive breast-feeding to the age of 6 months; complementary foods should not be introduced before this age. This study examined parent and infant psychosocial determinants of the early introduction of complementary foods. Analyses were conducted on a representative sample of children born in Québec (Canada) in 1998 (n = 2,223), surveyed through the Québec Longitudinal Study of Child Development. Of the children, 61% received complementary foods prior to the age of 4 months. A multiple logistic regression analysis revealed the early introduction of complementary foods was more likely when mothers were younger, less educated, of lower socioeconomic class, and when they felt they had little influence on their child's development. Higher parental confidence in caring for the infant was also associated with the early introduction of complementary foods (p < or = .05). Future research must carefully consider the psychosocial aspects involved in adhering to infant feeding guidelines.
Fabiola Tatone-Tokuda; Lise Dubois; Manon Girard
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2007-07-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health education & behavior : the official publication of the Society for Public Health Education     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1090-1981     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Educ Behav     Publication Date:  2009 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-04-06     Completed Date:  2009-05-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9704962     Medline TA:  Health Educ Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  302-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Birth Weight
Breast Feeding*
Cross-Sectional Studies
Health Behavior
Infant Food / statistics & numerical data*
Infant, Newborn
Longitudinal Studies
Mother-Child Relations
Mothers / psychology*,  statistics & numerical data*
Parenting / psychology
Sex Factors
Socioeconomic Factors
Time Factors

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