Influence of knowledge and attitudes on exclusive breastfeeding practice among rural Jamaican mothers.

@article{Chatman2004InfluenceOK,
  title={Influence of knowledge and attitudes on exclusive breastfeeding practice among rural Jamaican mothers.},
  author={Leia M Chatman and Hamisu M. Salihu and Michele E A Roofe and Patrick Wheatle and Donnadeen Henry and Pauline Jolly},
  journal={Birth},
  year={2004},
  volume={31 4},
  pages={265-71}
}
BACKGROUND A large number of mothers may not be practicing exclusive breastfeeding in rural Jamaica, although no recent systematic study has been conducted. The impact of knowledge about and attitude toward breastfeeding on the duration of exclusive breastfeeding is also poorly understood. The objective of this study was to gather information about factors that influence exclusive breastfeeding and its duration. METHOD A cross-sectional study was conducted in 11 health centers within the… CONTINUE READING

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