National WIC Association

Predicting intentions to continue exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months: a comparison among racial/ethnic groups

Bai Y, et al. Predicting intentions to continue exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months: a comparison among racial/ethnic groups. Matern Child Health J. Nov 2011;15(8):1257-1264.

The purpose of this study was to explore how mothers of different races/ethnicities make decisions to continue exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) for 6 months under the theory of planned behavior. Intentions to continue EBF for 6 months were similar across racial/ethnic groups. The intention to breastfeed was explained most by the three theoretical constructs: attitude, subjective norm, and perceived behavioral control.

Categories: Breastfeeding