Deaf mothers and breastfeeding: do unique features of deaf culture and language support breastfeeding success?

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BACKGROUND Deaf mothers who use American Sign Language (ASL) consider themselves a linguistic minority group, with specific cultural practices. Rarely has this group been engaged in infant-feeding research. OBJECTIVES To understand how Deaf mothers who use ASL learn about infant feeding and to identify their breastfeeding challenges. METHODS Using a… (More)
DOI: 10.1177/0890334413476921

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