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The associations of psychosocial factors and infant feeding beliefs and practices of young, first time, low income mothers.
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PMID:  21047213     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this descriptive, correlational study was to explore associations of maternal psychosocial factors with beliefs and practices related to infant feeding in a sample of young, first-time mothers.
METHODS: Data were collected from 67 mothers (ages 15-22 years) to assess maternal attributes of self-esteem, depressive symptoms, social support, and beliefs and practices related to infant feeding.
RESULTS: Significant multivariate associations were found among the variables of interest with mothers' reports of feeding infants at set times, concern the infant was eating too much, and concern about the infant becoming overweight. Maternal depressive symptoms and social support were found to uniquely contribute to the practice of feeding at set times, while depressive symptoms contributed to concern of the infant eating too much.
CONCLUSIONS: The findings of this study add to the understanding of young, first-time, mothers' infant feeding beliefs and practices and the particular psychosocial factors, which are associated with them.
Sharon M Karp; Melanie Lutenbacher; Mary S Dietrich
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Issues in comprehensive pediatric nursing     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1521-043X     ISO Abbreviation:  Issues Compr Pediatr Nurs     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7702326     Medline TA:  Issues Compr Pediatr Nurs     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  268-87     Citation Subset:  N    
Vanderbilt University, School of Nursing, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
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