Infant Feeding Practices of Middle-Class Breastfeeding and Formula-Feeding Mothers
Article first published online: 9 OCT 2008
Volume 9, Issue 2, pages 91–95, June 1982
How to Cite
Peters, D. C. and Worthington-Roberts, B. (1982), Infant Feeding Practices of Middle-Class Breastfeeding and Formula-Feeding Mothers. Birth, 9: 91–95. doi: 10.1111/j.1523-536X.1982.tb01629.x
- Issue published online: 9 OCT 2008
- Article first published online: 9 OCT 2008
ABSTRACT: Of 100 new mothers self-selected for study, 87 percent breastfed for at least 2 weeks, and a mean of 6.8 months. Upon weaning, 29 percent of infants were given cow's milk and the remainder were fed formula. Breastfeeding mothers introduced solid foods later, used more homemade baby foods, were more likely to have attended prenatal classes, and were more receptive to infant feeding advice from friends and classes, while formula-feeding mothers preferred the advice of their pediatricians.