Initial infant feeding decisions and duration of breastfeeding in women from English, Arabic and Chinese-speaking backgrounds in Australia.

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dc.contributor.author Homer, CS
dc.contributor.author Sheehan, A
dc.contributor.author Cooke, M
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-21T02:39:55Z
dc.date.issued 2002
dc.identifier.citation Breastfeeding review : professional publication of the Nursing Mothers' Association of Australia, 2002, 10 (2), pp. 27 - 32
dc.identifier.issn 0729-2759
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/5615
dc.description.abstract Anecdotally, concerns are often expressed about the varying infant feeding decisions among women from different cultural groups. This paper reports the early infant feeding decisions and duration of breastfeeding in 986 women from English, Chinese and Arabic-speaking backgrounds in Sydney during 1997 and 1998. Data were collectedfrom an audit of medical records and through a questionnaire at eight weeks postpartum. Chinese-speaking women were less likely to express an intention to breastfeed and fewer initiated breastfeeding compared with other women. Arabic-speaking women had significantly longer duration rates compared with other women. A greater proportion of the Chinese-speaking women who initiated breastfeeding were still breastfeeding at eight weeks compared with English-speaking women. This study suggests that there are differences in the infant feeding decisions between English, Arabic and Chinese-speaking women. Clinicians need to further understand cultural differences when providing care, education and support in a multicultural context.
dc.language eng
dc.relation.hasversion Accepted manuscript version
dc.title Initial infant feeding decisions and duration of breastfeeding in women from English, Arabic and Chinese-speaking backgrounds in Australia.
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Breastfeeding review : professional publication of the Nursing Mothers' Association of Australia
dc.journal.volume 2
dc.journal.volume 10
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 27 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 32 en_US
dc.cauo.name FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 111717 Primary Health Care
dc.for 111006 Midwifery
dc.personcode 923712
dc.personcode 010037
dc.personcode 995146
dc.percentage 75 en_US
dc.classification.name Midwifery en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Health
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Health Services and Practice Research
utslib.copyright.status Open Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
pubs.consider-herdc true


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