Cultural beliefs and breastfeeding duration of Thai working women

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Title Cultural beliefs and breastfeeding duration of Thai working women
Author Kaewsarn, Pairat; Moyle, Wendy
Journal Name Breastfeeding Review
Year Published 2000
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Nursing Mothers' Association of Australia
Abstract Breastfeeding's crucial role in infant health is universally recognised and yet there are a number of influences on the duration of breastfeeding. This quantitative study undertaken in Thailand explored whether personal beliefs and values influenced Thai working women's duration of breastfeeding. Ninety-nine Thai working mothers were asked to complete a questionnaire to explore the relationship between their cultural beliefs and their breastfeeding practices. Although the majority of the women undertook techniques based on their cultural beliefs, which they believed would encourage breastfeeding practice, the findings demonstrate that the women's cultural beliefs had no significant effect on the duration of their breastfeeding.
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Published Yes
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2000 Australian Breastfeeding Association. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 8
Page from 13
Page to 17
ISSN 0729-2759
Date Accessioned 2001-01-01
Language en_US
Research Centre Menzies Health Institute Qld; Centre for Health Practice Innovation
Subject PRE2009-Medical & Health Sciences
Publication Type Article in Scholarly Refereed Journal
Publication Type Code c1

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