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Factors associated with the initiation and duration of breastfeeding by Chinese mothers in Perth, Western Australia.
J Hum Lact 2004; 20(2):188-95JH

Abstract

To identify determinants of the initiation and duration of breastfeeding by Chinese Australian mothers, a cross-sectional survey of 506 Mandarin-speaking women in Perth, Western Australia, was conducted. Doctors' support of breastfeeding was positively associated with the initiation of breastfeeding both in the mothers' home countries (odds ratio [OR], 9.94; 95% confidence interval [CI], 3.17-31.18) and in Australia (OR, 16.78; 95% CI, 7.12-39.55) and with duration. Mother's level of education was positively associated with the initiation of breastfeeding in the mother's home country (OR, 3.04; 95% CI, 1.36-6.80) and positively associated with the duration of breastfeeding both in the mother's home country and Australia. Father's preference for breastfeeding was positively associated with the initiation of breastfeeding of the mother giving birth in Australia (OR, 4.96; 95% CI, 1.93-12.66). Health professionals can provide invaluable support for mothers initiating and continuing breastfeeding in this population. Prenatal education also needs to emphasize the ways in which fathers can support and contribute to breastfeeding.

Authors+Show Affiliations

School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15117518

Citation

Li, Lin, et al. "Factors Associated With the Initiation and Duration of Breastfeeding By Chinese Mothers in Perth, Western Australia." Journal of Human Lactation : Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association, vol. 20, no. 2, 2004, pp. 188-95.
Li L, Zhang M, Scott JA, et al. Factors associated with the initiation and duration of breastfeeding by Chinese mothers in Perth, Western Australia. J Hum Lact. 2004;20(2):188-95.
Li, L., Zhang, M., Scott, J. A., & Binns, C. W. (2004). Factors associated with the initiation and duration of breastfeeding by Chinese mothers in Perth, Western Australia. Journal of Human Lactation : Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association, 20(2), pp. 188-95.
Li L, et al. Factors Associated With the Initiation and Duration of Breastfeeding By Chinese Mothers in Perth, Western Australia. J Hum Lact. 2004;20(2):188-95. PubMed PMID: 15117518.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Factors associated with the initiation and duration of breastfeeding by Chinese mothers in Perth, Western Australia. AU - Li,Lin, AU - Zhang,Min, AU - Scott,Jane A, AU - Binns,Colin W, PY - 2004/5/1/pubmed PY - 2004/9/1/medline PY - 2004/5/1/entrez SP - 188 EP - 95 JF - Journal of human lactation : official journal of International Lactation Consultant Association JO - J Hum Lact VL - 20 IS - 2 N2 - To identify determinants of the initiation and duration of breastfeeding by Chinese Australian mothers, a cross-sectional survey of 506 Mandarin-speaking women in Perth, Western Australia, was conducted. Doctors' support of breastfeeding was positively associated with the initiation of breastfeeding both in the mothers' home countries (odds ratio [OR], 9.94; 95% confidence interval [CI], 3.17-31.18) and in Australia (OR, 16.78; 95% CI, 7.12-39.55) and with duration. Mother's level of education was positively associated with the initiation of breastfeeding in the mother's home country (OR, 3.04; 95% CI, 1.36-6.80) and positively associated with the duration of breastfeeding both in the mother's home country and Australia. Father's preference for breastfeeding was positively associated with the initiation of breastfeeding of the mother giving birth in Australia (OR, 4.96; 95% CI, 1.93-12.66). Health professionals can provide invaluable support for mothers initiating and continuing breastfeeding in this population. Prenatal education also needs to emphasize the ways in which fathers can support and contribute to breastfeeding. SN - 0890-3344 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15117518/Factors_associated_with_the_initiation_and_duration_of_breastfeeding_by_Chinese_mothers_in_Perth_Western_Australia_ L2 - http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0890334404263992?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -