A comparative study of adolescent and adult mothers who intend to breastfeed.

  title={A comparative study of adolescent and adult mothers who intend to breastfeed.},
  author={Jennifer Maehr and J L Lizarraga and Deborah L Wingard and Marianne E. Felice},
  journal={The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine},
  volume={14 6},
  • J. MaehrJ. Lizarraga M. Felice
  • Published 1 September 1993
  • Medicine
  • The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine

Breastfeeding Behaviors and Experiences of Adolescent Mothers

  • H. Spear
  • Medicine
    MCN. The American journal of maternal child nursing
  • 2006
Prenatal anticipatory guidance related to the physical aspects of breastfeeding, support after adolescent mothers are discharged from the hospital, and advocacy for breastfeeding in the school and workplace setting are warranted.

Racial/ethnic differences in the decision to breastfeed among adolescent mothers.

It is speculated that targeting the adolescent mother and members of her support system, educating them before and during pregnancy, and stressing benefits of this method while eliminating misinformation, especially among African-Americans, may be important intervention strategies to promote breastfeeding.

Infant feeding and contraceptive practices among adolescents with a high teen pregnancy rate: a 3-year retrospective study.

Findings support the critical need for additional breastfeeding support and contraceptive education in this at-risk adolescent population of adolescents in Amarillo, Texas.

Strategies to promote breast-feeding among adolescent mothers.

A subgroup of adolescent mothers who had considered breast-feed but ultimately chose to bottle-feed may be identified in the late stages of gestation by collecting information on financial status, family support, perceived barriers to breast-feeding and attending school or working, timing of the feeding decision, prior breast- feeding experience, breast- Feeding role models, and encouragement to Breast-feed.

Factors Associated with Breastfeeding Initiation in Adolescent Pregnancies: A Cohort Study.

Breastfeeding and adolescents.

  • K. WambachC. Cole
  • Medicine, Psychology
    Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN
  • 2000
There is considerable data on infant-feeding attitudes and decision-making among teens, and Intervention research is indicated to improve breastfeeding initiation and duration on actual infant feeding experiences of teens.

Choice of feeding method of adolescent mothers: does ego development play a role?

Enhancing Breastfeeding Initiation in Adolescent Mothers Through the Breastfeeding Educated and Supported Teen (BEST) Club

  • Eileen M. VolpeM. Bear
  • Education, Medicine
    Journal of human lactation : official journal of International Lactation Consultant Association
  • 2000
The results of this study indicate that targeted educational programs designed for the adolescent learner may be successful in improving breastfeeding initiation in this population.

Low-income mothers' views on breastfeeding.



Psychosocial and economic factors associated with infant feeding intentions of adolescent mothers.

The Infant Feeding Decision in Low and Upper Income Women

Breast-feeding women were more likely to be older, more educated, married, more affluent, experienced with breast-feeding, to have demonstrated good prenatal habits, and to have received support from other sources than those who chose bottle feeding.

Understanding adolescent mothers' feelings about breast-feeding. A study of perceived benefits and barriers.

  • S. RadiusA. Joffe
  • Psychology, Medicine
    Journal of adolescent health care : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
  • 1988

Factors affecting breastfeeding among women of Mexican origin or descent in Los Angeles.

A greater number of hours a day with the baby in the hospital and earlier initiation of breastfeeding were associated with the hospital where prenatal breastfeeding intentions were more likely to be carried out.

Factors influencing initiation of breast-feeding.

Friends who had successfully nursed infants were as influential as immediate family members in influencing the authors' study subjects in their decision to breast-feed.

The choice to breast feed or bottle feed and influences upon that choice: a survey of 1525 mothers.

  • D. A. Jones
  • Medicine
    Child: care, health and development
  • 1987
A consecutive sample of 1525 mothers was interviewed after delivery in hospital in order to investigate the characteristics of breast and bottle feeders and to examine the reasons for deciding how to

Further decline of breast-feeding.

Some of the factors which led 100 healthy mothers to decide to breast-feed their healthy babies, and 100 comparable mothers to decision to bottle-feed are investigated, and it is suggested that those mothers opting for breast-feeding need better technical information and support.

Recent declines in breast-feeding in the United States, 1984 through 1989.

Women who were black and who were younger, no more than high school educated, enrolled in the Women, Infants and Children supplemental food program, working outside the home, not living in the western states, and who had an infant of low birth weight were less likely either to initiate breast-feeding or to be nursing when their children were 6 months of age.

Developmental issues and the choice of feeding method of adolescent mothers.

  • L. Yoos
  • Psychology
    Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN
  • 1985
An exploratory study was conducted to look at attitudes of adolescent mothers toward breastfeeding, and striking differences were found in the responses between groups of breastfeeding and bottlefeeding mothers.

Human Milk and Breast Feeding: an Update on the State of the Art

This discussion summarizes existing information about infant nutrition and immunobiologic aspects of human milk, which may influence the choice of breast versus bottle feeding of infants in different parts of the world.