Sociocultural Influences on the Determinants of Breastfeeding by Latin Mothers in the Cincinnati Area
Family & Community Health
While breast-feeding initiation and duration among US Latina women appear to decrease with acculturation, health care providers in the Greater Cincinnati area have noted lower rates of breast-feeding among even first-generation Latina immigrants. This study's purpose was to identify determinants of breast-feeding for Latina mothers in Cincinnati through qualitative interviews and Spanish Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy Scale ratings. Our findings suggest that, along with similar levels of breast-feeding self-confidence, foreign-born Latina women in the Greater Cincinnati area share similar breast-feeding determinants with the general population. However, characteristics of these determinants and their impact vary because of unique pressures experienced by this community.
Vaughn, L. M.,
Sheela, G. R.,
Falciglia, G. A.,
Valenzuela, J. M.,
(2010). Sociocultural Influences on the Determinants of Breastfeeding by Latin Mothers in the Cincinnati Area. Family & Community Health, 33(4), 318-328.
Available at: http://nsuworks.nova.edu/cps_facarticles/300