Assessing Infant Breastfeeding Beliefs Among Low-Income Mexican Americans
By Gill S, Reifsnider E, Mann A, Villarreal P, Tinkle M
Focus groups were conducted with low-income, pregnant women and new mothers receiving services from the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC program) along with their male partners and their mothers. All participants were Hispanics of Mexican American origin. The topics for the focus-group discussions were breastfeeding beliefs and perceptions. All participants were aware of the benefits of breastfeeding. Participants identified time, embarrassment, and pain as barriers to breastfeeding; discussed decision-making efforts regarding breastfeeding; identified cultural beliefs related to breastfeeding; and discussed the lack of care-provider support for breastfeeding.
March 16, 2018
Gill S, Reifsnider E, Mann A, Villarreal P, Tinkle M (2004) Assessing Infant Breastfeeding Beliefs Among Low-Income Mexican Americans. The Journal Of Perinatal Education: Vol. 13, Issue 3, pp. 39-50. Available online: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/springer/jpe/2004/00000013/00000003/art00010