|Titre :||Weight-Related Concerns as Barriers to Exclusive Breastfeeding at 6 Months (2019)|
|Auteurs :||Emily Zimmerman, Auteur ; Rachel F Rodgers, Auteur ; Jennifer O'Flynn, Auteur ; PhD, Auteur|
|Type de document :||Article : texte imprimé|
|Dans :||Journal of Human Lactation (Vol. 35, n°2, Mai 2019)|
|Article en page(s) :||pp.284-291|
Human milk is considered the gold standard for infant nutrition, but more data are needed that examine the constellation of weight-related concerns as barriers to exclusive breastfeeding.
The aim of this study was to examine how mothers concerns regarding their own and their infants weight, as well as disordered eating behaviors, were associated with breastfeeding self-efficacy and exclusive breastfeeding at 6 months.
A prospective, quantitative, and self-report online survey design was used. Participants included 206 women (88.30% White, 59.20% with graduate degrees), with a mean age of 33.04 years (SD = 4.31 years) and a mean prepregnancy body mass index (BMI) of 24.80 kg/m2 (SD = 5.50 kg/m2), who had given birth within the past 6 months.
Participants who reported not exclusively breastfeeding at 6 months had significantly higher prepregnancy BMI (p
Mothers weight, body image and eating concerns, concern regarding their childrens weight, and breastfeeding self-efficacy may constitute critical barriers to exclusive breastfeeding at 6 months. Interventions to improve breastfeeding duration and confidence should target maternal body image and eating concerns."[Résumé de l'auteur]