Attitudes toward breastfeeding

Tom Baranowski, David K. Rassin, Carol Richardson, Judy P. Brown, David E. Bee

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Abstract

To understand why some lower socioeconomic status mothers delivering at a state university hospital breastfeed, while others do not, 26 attitude items were administered in a survey of 358 mothers. A factor analysis of these items yielded four interpretable factors: Benefits to infant, social inconvenience, personal inconvenience, and physical inconvenience-medical benefits to child. These factors were significantly related to breastfeeding within each level of ethnicity and marital status. The results imply that emphasizing the benefits for the infant, and providing strategies for minimizing personal inconveniences, should promote breastfeeding in these populations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)367-372
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Volume7
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1986

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Breast Feeding
Mothers
State Hospitals
Marital Status
Social Class
Statistical Factor Analysis
Population
Surveys and Questionnaires

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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Baranowski, T., Rassin, D. K., Richardson, C., Brown, J. P., & Bee, D. E. (1986). Attitudes toward breastfeeding. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 7(6), 367-372.

Attitudes toward breastfeeding. / Baranowski, Tom; Rassin, David K.; Richardson, Carol; Brown, Judy P.; Bee, David E.

In: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Vol. 7, No. 6, 1986, p. 367-372.

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Baranowski, T, Rassin, DK, Richardson, C, Brown, JP & Bee, DE 1986, 'Attitudes toward breastfeeding', Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, vol. 7, no. 6, pp. 367-372.
Baranowski T, Rassin DK, Richardson C, Brown JP, Bee DE. Attitudes toward breastfeeding. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. 1986;7(6):367-372.
Baranowski, Tom ; Rassin, David K. ; Richardson, Carol ; Brown, Judy P. ; Bee, David E. / Attitudes toward breastfeeding. In: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. 1986 ; Vol. 7, No. 6. pp. 367-372.
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