Published in Women's Health Weekly, January 22nd, 2004
"The objective of our study was to identify factors associated with the initiation of breast-feeding in a poor urban area. One hundred postpartum, nonadolescent, non-drug using mothers, 50 breast-feeding and 50 formula feeding, were consecutively interviewed," investigators in the United States report.
"Breast-feeding women were more likely to be born outside of the United States (42 vs. 14%, p=0.002), have more years of education (12.1±1.9 vs. 10.9±1.7, p=0.002), be employed either prior to or during pregnancy (38 vs. 16%, p=0.000), be married (46 vs. 26%,...
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