Prepregnancy body mass index, socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity and breastfeeding practices.

@article{Kitsantas2011PrepregnancyBM,
  title={Prepregnancy body mass index, socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity and breastfeeding practices.},
  author={Panagiota Kitsantas and Kathleen F. Gaffney and Melanie L. Kornides},
  journal={Journal of perinatal medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={40 1},
  pages={77-83}
}
OBJECTIVE While socioeconomic status (SES) and race/ethnicity are known predictors of breastfeeding practices, the added disparity caused by the rising rates of obesity among women of childbearing age remains untested. The purpose of this study was to examine differences in breastfeeding initiation and duration among black, white and Hispanic women of low and middle SES within the context of prepregnancy body mass index (BMI). METHODS Data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth… CONTINUE READING

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