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Infant-feeding practices of low-income Vietnamese American women.
J Hum Lact. 2008 Nov; 24(4):406-14.JH

Abstract

Healthy People 2010 breastfeeding goals include 50% exclusive breastfeeding at 6 months. In California, US, Santa Clara County Women, Infants, and Children (SCCWIC) data indicated Asian participants had low (5.6%) 6-month breastfeeding rates. To examine infant-feeding practices, Vietnamese breastfeeding peer counselors surveyed 133 Vietnamese SCCWIC participants (> or= 18 years old, nonpregnant, < 28 months postpartum) using a structured questionnaire regarding intentions, attitudes, and subjective norms toward breastfeeding. Results indicated that 75% initiated breastfeeding in the hospital (33% exclusively, 42% partially), and 25% exclusively formula fed. At survey time, 49% had terminated breastfeeding (average duration 4.4 months). Feeding intentions during pregnancy predicted feeding method used (P < .001). Most prenatal advice was from SCCWIC employees, friends, and doctors who supported breastfeeding. Most postnatal advice was from nurses who supported breastfeeding and bottle-feeding equally. Stronger control beliefs, peer counseling, and education were correlated with breastfeeding (P < .001). Improved postdelivery hospital advice may further increase breastfeeding initiation and duration.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Ryerson Polytechnic University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18776168

Citation

Mistry, Yashmi, et al. "Infant-feeding Practices of Low-income Vietnamese American Women." Journal of Human Lactation : Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association, vol. 24, no. 4, 2008, pp. 406-14.
Mistry Y, Freedman M, Sweeney K, et al. Infant-feeding practices of low-income Vietnamese American women. J Hum Lact. 2008;24(4):406-14.
Mistry, Y., Freedman, M., Sweeney, K., & Hollenbeck, C. (2008). Infant-feeding practices of low-income Vietnamese American women. Journal of Human Lactation : Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association, 24(4), 406-14. https://doi.org/10.1177/0890334408318833
Mistry Y, et al. Infant-feeding Practices of Low-income Vietnamese American Women. J Hum Lact. 2008;24(4):406-14. PubMed PMID: 18776168.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Infant-feeding practices of low-income Vietnamese American women. AU - Mistry,Yashmi, AU - Freedman,Marjorie, AU - Sweeney,Kathleen, AU - Hollenbeck,Clarie, Y1 - 2008/09/05/ PY - 2008/9/9/pubmed PY - 2008/12/19/medline PY - 2008/9/9/entrez SP - 406 EP - 14 JF - Journal of human lactation : official journal of International Lactation Consultant Association JO - J Hum Lact VL - 24 IS - 4 N2 - Healthy People 2010 breastfeeding goals include 50% exclusive breastfeeding at 6 months. In California, US, Santa Clara County Women, Infants, and Children (SCCWIC) data indicated Asian participants had low (5.6%) 6-month breastfeeding rates. To examine infant-feeding practices, Vietnamese breastfeeding peer counselors surveyed 133 Vietnamese SCCWIC participants (> or= 18 years old, nonpregnant, < 28 months postpartum) using a structured questionnaire regarding intentions, attitudes, and subjective norms toward breastfeeding. Results indicated that 75% initiated breastfeeding in the hospital (33% exclusively, 42% partially), and 25% exclusively formula fed. At survey time, 49% had terminated breastfeeding (average duration 4.4 months). Feeding intentions during pregnancy predicted feeding method used (P < .001). Most prenatal advice was from SCCWIC employees, friends, and doctors who supported breastfeeding. Most postnatal advice was from nurses who supported breastfeeding and bottle-feeding equally. Stronger control beliefs, peer counseling, and education were correlated with breastfeeding (P < .001). Improved postdelivery hospital advice may further increase breastfeeding initiation and duration. SN - 0890-3344 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18776168/Infant_feeding_practices_of_low_income_Vietnamese_American_women_ L2 - http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0890334408318833?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&amp;rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&amp;rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -