Community breastfeeding attitudes and beliefs.


The cultural norms of a society have a powerful influence over health behavior decisions such as choosing an infant feeding method. The objective of this study was to explore the community breastfeeding perspective by examining breastfeeding attitudes and beliefs, experiences, and behaviors of a U.S. university community through an online survey. Linear and logistic regressions were used to determine predictors of those who had breastfed and those with positive breastfeeding attitudes and beliefs. Through the findings, the researchers suggest that exposure to breastfeeding and increasing positive breastfeeding attitudes and beliefs are important as the focus for public breastfeeding campaigns.

DOI: 10.1080/07399332.2012.655391

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@article{Vari2013CommunityBA, title={Community breastfeeding attitudes and beliefs.}, author={Patty Vari and Nancy D. Vogeltanz-Holm and Glenn Olsen and Cindy Miller Anderson and Jeffrey E. Holm and Heidi Peterson and Susan J. Henly}, journal={Health care for women international}, year={2013}, volume={34 7}, pages={592-606} }