Country of origin and race/ethnicity

Impact on breastfeeding intentions

Karen A. Bonuck, Kathy Freeman, Michelle Trombley

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Abstract

This article reports on breastfeeding intentions of Hispanic and black women by country of origin (continental US born or foreign born) in a low-income population that has experienced demographic shifts. Data were derived from prenatal interviews with 382 women from 2 community clinics. Primary outcome measures were intentions to formula feed, breastfeed, or formula and breastfeed. Foreign-born women were significantly more likely to intend to only breastfeed (42% vs 24% for continental US born, P <.05). In multivariate analyses, country of origin and having breastfed a previous child were the only significant predictors of breastfeeding intention. In contrast to previous work, black (non-Hispanic) and Hispanic women's breastfeeding plans were similar. This finding coincides with dramatic increases in the numbers of blacks from West Indian countries - where breastfeeding is the norm - in the study locale.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)320-326
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Human Lactation
Volume21
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2005

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Breast Feeding
Hispanic Americans
Poverty
Multivariate Analysis
Demography
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Interviews

Keywords

  • Black, African American
  • Black, West Indian
  • Breastfeeding
  • Hispanic
  • Intentions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Country of origin and race/ethnicity : Impact on breastfeeding intentions. / Bonuck, Karen A.; Freeman, Kathy; Trombley, Michelle.

In: Journal of Human Lactation, Vol. 21, No. 3, 08.2005, p. 320-326.

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Bonuck, Karen A. ; Freeman, Kathy ; Trombley, Michelle. / Country of origin and race/ethnicity : Impact on breastfeeding intentions. In: Journal of Human Lactation. 2005 ; Vol. 21, No. 3. pp. 320-326.
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