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What factors explain pregnant women’s feeding intentions in Bradford, England: A multi-methods, multi-ethnic study

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dc.contributor.author Cabieses, Báltica
dc.contributor.author Waiblinger, Dagmar
dc.contributor.author Santorelli, Gillian
dc.contributor.author McEachan, Rosemary
dc.date.accessioned 2017-04-04T14:41:19Z
dc.date.available 2017-04-04T14:41:19Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.citation BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2014 Jan 28;14:50 es_CL
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2393-14-50 es_CL
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11447/1083
dc.description.abstract BACKGROUND: Using a multi-methods approach we aimed to explore the relative prediction of demographic, socioeconomic and modifiable predictors from the Theory of Planned behaviour (TPB) in explaining feeding intentions amongst a multi-ethnic sample. METHODS: 476 women completed a questionnaire at 28 weeks gestation. They were grouped into breastfeeding (N = 258), mixed-feeding (N = 50), bottle-feeding (N = 88) intenders, or a no clear intention (N = 88). Multinomial adjusted regressions explored the influence of modifiable TPB factors, along with ethnicity and socioeconomic status in predicting group membership. Free-text responses allowed women to elaborate on reasons behind their intention. RESULTS: TPB factors were significant predictors of feeding intention. Women with high intention to breastfeed were less likely to report high attitudes in any other feeding alternative. Bottle-feeding intenders reported poorer self-efficacy regarding breastfeeding compared to breastfeeding intenders (prevalence rate ratio, PRR = 0.10). Mixed and bottle-feeding intenders reported greater self-efficacy for mixed-feeding (PRR = 1.80, 5.50 respectively). Descriptive norms for mixed (PRR = 13.77) and bottle-feeding (PRR = 10.68) were predictive of mixed-feeding intention. Reasons for breastfeeding intentions related to health considerations, whilst bottle-feeding reasons related to convenience. Mixed-feeding intenders reported both breast and bottle-related factors. CONCLUSIONS: Understanding modifiable predictors related to feeding intentions like TPB factors can help professionals target appropriate interventions to encourage breastfeeding. es_CL
dc.format.extent 13 es_CL
dc.language.iso en_US es_CL
dc.publisher BioMed Central es_CL
dc.subject Theory of planned behaviour (TPB) es_CL
dc.subject Feeding intentions es_CL
dc.subject Ethnicity es_CL
dc.subject Multi-methods design es_CL
dc.subject Breastfeeding es_CL
dc.subject Bottle-feeding es_CL
dc.subject Mix-feeding es_CL
dc.subject UK es_CL
dc.title What factors explain pregnant women’s feeding intentions in Bradford, England: A multi-methods, multi-ethnic study es_CL
dc.type Artículo es_CL


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