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BACKGROUND Although the breastfeeding initiation rate is high in China, exclusivity is low. Not having enough breast milk has been frequently reported as a reason for supplementing and weaning. OBJECTIVE The objective was to explore maternal perception of indicators and causes of self-reported insufficient milk supply (IMS) among a sample of southwestern(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the high breastfeeding initiation rate in China (> 90%), the low exclusivity rate is of concern. Some traditional behaviors, combined with increasing popularity of infant formula, may negatively affect future breastfeeding rates. As suggested by the theory of planned behavior, understanding breastfeeding beliefs of young adults may help(More)
BACKGROUND Understanding breastfeeding knowledge, attitudes, and exposures among nonpregnant youth who are likely to be future parents may provide significant pathways to successfully increasing breastfeeding as the normal, accepted way of feeding infants. However, based on a recent review of the literature, only 3 studies have assessed these factors in(More)
OBJECTIVE Explore infant formula preparation attitudes and beliefs among low-income, formula-feeding, Southeastern US mothers. DESIGN Cross-sectional study using in-home observations and in-depth interviews. SETTING Participant homes. PARTICIPANTS Thirteen low-income mothers of normal birth weight, healthy, term infants aged ≤3 months, who were(More)
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