Expectant fathers' and mothers' perceptions of breastfeeding and formula feeding: a focus group study in three US cities.

@article{Avery2011ExpectantFA,
  title={Expectant fathers' and mothers' perceptions of breastfeeding and formula feeding: a focus group study in three US cities.},
  author={Alexis B Avery and Jeanette H. Magnus},
  journal={Journal of human lactation : official journal of International Lactation Consultant Association},
  year={2011},
  volume={27 2},
  pages={147-54}
}
The objective of the current study was to better understand how pregnant women and male partners conceptualize infant feeding and support for breastfeeding. Information was collected through 18 focus group interviews in 3 major US cities. There were 121 focus group participants of varying professions and income levels. Half were African American and half were Caucasian. Pregnant women and male partners had favorable attitudes toward breastfeeding, but did not articulate specific benefits to… CONTINUE READING