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Association between acculturation and breastfeeding among Hispanic women: data from the Pregnancy Risk Assessment and Monitoring System

Ahluwalia IB, et al. Association between acculturation and breastfeeding among Hispanic women: data from the Pregnancy Risk Assessment and Monitoring System. J Hum Lact. May 2012;28(2):167173.

This study examined the association between acculturation and breastfeeding behaviors. Prevalence rates of breastfeeding initiation, duration, and exclusive breastfeeding for  10 weeks or longer were significantly higher among less acculturated mothers, than among highly acculturated mothers.