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Understanding cultural differences when advising mothers about feeding choices.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12025148     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cultural teachings and practices greatly influence a mother's feeding decisions. It is important for all health care professionals to understand the cultures within their community and how various beliefs impact infant nutrition. For example, studies have shown the African American and Hispanic mothers are more likely to gain feeding information from family members. There are significant misconceptions being passed down through the generations which can lead to serious nutritional problems, such as overfeeding and the early introduction of cow's milk and food.
L Pawloski; M Kodadek; M Davidson; W Sears; A Young
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric nursing     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0097-9805     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Nurs     Publication Date:    2001 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-05-23     Completed Date:  2002-07-11     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505804     Medline TA:  Pediatr Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  52-3     Citation Subset:  N    
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MeSH Terms
Cultural Characteristics*
Infant Food
Infant Nutritional Physiological Phenomena*
Infant, Newborn
Maternal-Child Nursing*
Mothers / psychology*
Nutritional Requirements
Patient Education as Topic

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