Breast-feeding Intentions Among Low-Income Pregnant and Lactating Women
Methods : Pregnant/postpartum women admitted to an obstetrics floor completed a survey to determine breast-feeding intention (n=88).
Results : Subjects were primarily Hispanic and African American women. Beliefs and referent other were related positively to attitude and subjective norm, respectively. Subjective norm was related positively to intention to breast-feed. Breast-feeding knowledge was low.
Conclusions : Others' opinions clearly influence feeding intentions among this population of low-income women. Inclusion of these significant others, family, and friends within the breast-feeding education process is warranted.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1 Assistant Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX.
Publication date: 2008-03-01
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