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Sources and acceptance of infant-feeding advice among low-income women.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19136396     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this study is to identify sources and acceptability of infant-feeding advice among participants in the US-based Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). Focus groups are used to identify sources of infant-feeding advice and factors that contribute to acceptance of or resistance to that advice among 65 WICeligible mothers (34 English speaking and 31 Spanish speaking). The mothers primarily rely on experienced family and friends for advice and frequently use their own intuition to find solutions that work to solve real or perceived infant-feeding problems. Professional advice is perceived as credible when caregivers exhibit characteristics similar to those of experienced family and friends: confidence, empathy, respect, and calm. Using this information, it may be possible for WIC staff to make programmatic modifications to increase their ability to promote optimal infant-feeding behaviors in this population, thereby contributing to the reduction in the prevalence of childhood overweight.
M Jane Heinig; Kara D Ishii; Jennifer L Bañuelos; Elizabeth Campbell; Colleen O'Loughlin; Luz Elvia Vera Becerra
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-01-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of human lactation : official journal of International Lactation Consultant Association     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0890-3344     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hum Lact     Publication Date:  2009 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-05-05     Completed Date:  2009-07-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8709498     Medline TA:  J Hum Lact     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  163-72     Citation Subset:  N    
Department of Nutrition, Human Lactation Center, Maternal Infant Nutrition Group, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Breast Feeding / psychology*
Child Nutrition Sciences / education
Feeding Behavior
Focus Groups
Food Services
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Health Promotion
Hispanic Americans / education,  psychology
Infant Care / methods,  psychology*
Infant Nutrition Disorders / prevention & control
Infant, Newborn
Mothers / education,  psychology*
Overweight / prevention & control
Patient Acceptance of Health Care*
Public Assistance*

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