The examination of attitudes toward infant feeding methods, prenatal infant feeding intentions, and the influence of previous breast- feeding exposure among gravid African-American women

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dc.contributor.advisor Russell, Kathleen M. en_US
dc.contributor.author Wagoner, Lynda J. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:37:17Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:37:17Z
dc.date.created 1995 en_US
dc.date.issued 1995
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 1995 .W3 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/185452
dc.description.abstract African-American women are associated with having the lowest incidence of breast-feeding among ethnic groups. The purpose of this study was to examine attitudes toward infant feeding, feeding intentions, and previous breast-feeding exposure among African-American women. Leininger's Culture Care theory provided the framework. A convenience sample of 98 gravid, adult African-American women receiving care at community health centers was administered a 42-item questionnaire on infant feeding attitudes, intentions, and exposure. Findings indicated that mothers choosing breast-feeding agreed more with the benefits of breast-feeding, and were likely to have previous breastfeeding exposure. Formula feeding mothers agreed more with inconveniences of breast-feeding and advantages of formula feeding, and were more likely not to have had previous exposure. These findings suggest that providing culturally congruent education on the benefits of breast-feeding, information on skills to overcome barriers, and positive breast-feeding exposures could positively effect the incidence of breast-feeding in the African-American population.
dc.description.sponsorship School of Nursing
dc.format.extent 119 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Breastfeeding -- Public opinion. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh African American women -- Attitudes. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Infants -- Nutrition. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Breastfeeding promotion. en_US
dc.title The examination of attitudes toward infant feeding methods, prenatal infant feeding intentions, and the influence of previous breast- feeding exposure among gravid African-American women en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/941363 en_US


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