Individual and job-related variation in infant feeding practices among working mothers.

Auteur(s) :
Grzywacz JG., Tucker J., Clinch CR.
Date :
Mar, 2010
Source(s) :
Am J Health Behav.. #34:2 p186-96
Adresse :
Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1084, USA. grzywacz@wfubmc.edu

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Abstract
OBJECTIVE: To document working mothers’ infant feeding practices and delineate factors that may shape infant feeding. METHODS: Cross-sectional data were obtained from a community sample of working women with 8-month old infants (n=199). RESULTS: Nearly all working mothers used commercially prepared foods like infant cereals, fruits, and vegetables. Approximately one-fifth fed infants french fries, sweetened beverages, and sweetened desserts. Unhealthy infant feeding was elevated among unmarried mothers, those with less education, and those with a nonstandard work schedule. CONCLUSIONS: Working mothers use commercially prepared foods for infant feeding. Socially disadvantaged working mothers’ infant feeding may pose health and developmental risks.

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