Infant care practices in New Zealand: a cross-cultural qualitative study.

@article{Abel2001InfantCP,
  title={Infant care practices in New Zealand: a cross-cultural qualitative study.},
  author={Sally L. Abel and Julie Park and David C Tipene-Leach and Sitaleki Ata'ata Finau and Ma Lennan},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={53 9},
  pages={
          1135-48
        }
}
This paper describes and compares the infant care practices and beliefs of Maori, Tongan, Samoan, Cook Islands, Niuean and Pakeha (European) caregivers residing in Auckland, New Zealand. Focusing on four areas--sources of support and advice; infant feeding; infant sleeping arrangements; and traditional practices and beliefs--it explores inter-ethnic similarities and differences and intra-ethnic tensions. The international literature indicates that there can be significant cultural variation in… CONTINUE READING
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