Breastfeeding Intentions Among Low-Income Pregnant and Lactating Women
By Hill G, Arnett D, Mauk E
Objectives: Provide a better understanding of the process used by low-income pregnant/postpartum women when deciding whether to breastfeed or not.
Methods: Pregnant/postpartum women admitted to an obstetrics floor completed a survey to determine breastfeeding intention (n=88).
Results: Subjects were primarily Hispanic and African American women. Beliefs and referent other were related positively to attitude and subjective norm, respectively. Subjective norm was related positively to intention to breastfeed. Breastfeeding knowledge was low.
Conclusions: Others’ opinions clearly influence feeding intentions among this population of low-income women. Inclusion of these significant others, family, and friends within the breastfeeding education process is warranted.
March 16, 2018
Hill G, Arnett D, Mauk E (2008) Breastfeeding Intentions Among Low-Income Pregnant and Lactating Women. American Journal Of Health Behavior: Vol. 32, Issue 2, pp. 125-136. Available online: https://doi.org/10.5993/AJHB.32.2.2