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Sources of infant feeding information used by pregnant women.
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PMID:  17273262     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Selecting an infant feeding method is one of the most important decisions a mother-to-be makes. Little information is available to characterize women who plan to use both formula and breast milk. In this study, 89 pregnant women indicated their anticipated feeding method and the sources and initiator of infant feeding information. No differences were found in the type of resources used by women who planned to breastfeed, formula feed, or combination feed. Women in the study were four times more likely to initiate a conversation about infant feeding methods with a family member or friend than with a health care provider. Involving these key individuals in perinatal education classes and support programs is a simple, but powerful, strategy that childbirth educators can use to promote breastfeeding.
J Chezem; C Friesen; H Clark
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of perinatal education : an ASPO/Lamaze publication     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1058-1243     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perinat Educ     Publication Date:  2001  
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Created Date:  2007-02-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9301158     Medline TA:  J Perinat Educ     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  20-6     Citation Subset:  -    
J o C arol C hezem is an associate professor in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.
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