Demographic characteristics and breastfeeding confidence of mothers who choose to exclusively breastfeed and combination feed their infants

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dc.contributor.advisor Chezem, Jo Carol en_US
dc.contributor.author DeGraaf, Renee L. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:39:42Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:39:42Z
dc.date.created 2002 en_US
dc.date.issued 2002
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 2002 .D44 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/187341
dc.description.abstract Demographic Characteristics And Breastfeeding Confidence Of Mothers Who Choose To Exclusively Breastfeed And Combination Feed Their Infants Subjects were recruited from physicians' offices and public clinics in a metropolitan area (n=71). Fifteen (21%) of the subjects were planning to combination feed while 56 (79%) were planning to exclusively breastfeed. Subjects completed the Maternal Confidence Survey (O'Campo et al, 1992) and provided demographic information. A higher proportion of women planning to exclusively breastfeed were married (p=0.003), Caucasian (p=0.005), and educated beyond the high school level (p=0.04). Subjects in the exclusively breastfeeding group were significantly older (mean age = 26.7) than those in the combination feeding group (mean age = 22.8) (p=0.009). Confidence scores were significantly higher (mean score = 4.7) among women planning to exclusively breastfeed compared to women planning to combination feed (mean score = 4.3) (p=0.04). Results of this study suggest women who intend to combination feed are distinctly different from those who intend to exclusively breastfeed. Women planning to combination feed may benefit from prenatal intervention to enhance breastfeeding confidence.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
dc.format.extent iii, 46 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Infants -- Nutrition -- Case studies. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Breastfeeding -- Public opinion. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Breastfeeding promotion. en_US
dc.title Demographic characteristics and breastfeeding confidence of mothers who choose to exclusively breastfeed and combination feed their infants en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1236378 en_US


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