Development and Testing of a Prenatal Breastfeeding Education Intervention for Hispanic Women
Abstract:Many immigrant Hispanic women in the United States choose to bottle-feed rather than breastfeed. This article describes an intervention that was developed and tested in a two-step process. Two studies were undertaken. First, a qualitative inquiry explored the breastfeeding beliefs, attitudes, meanings, and practices of Hispanic women. Results informed the design of a culturally appropriate prenatal breastfeeding education intervention. Secondly, the researchers undertook a quantitative study of the intervention's success in increasing breastfeeding duration among Hispanic women. Methodology and findings of this study have implications for future interventions that promote breastfeeding.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: JANE SCHLICKAU is an associate professor of nursing at Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas. 2: MARGARET WILSON is an associate professor and associate dean for graduate programs at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska.
Publication date: September 1, 2005
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