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Am J Health Behav. 2008 Mar-Apr;32(2):125-36.

Breast-feeding intentions among low-income pregnant and lactating women.

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Department of Nutritional Sciences, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX 76129, USA. g.jarman@tcu.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

Provide a better understanding of the process used by low-income pregnant/postpartum women when deciding whether to breast-feed or not.

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.

PMID:
18052853
DOI:
10.5555/ajhb.2008.32.2.125
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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