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A systematic review examining the association between female body image and the intention, initiation and duration of postpartum infant feeding methods (Breastfeeding vs. Bottle feeding)

Morley Hewitt, Alexandra and OWEN, Alison (2019) A systematic review examining the association between female body image and the intention, initiation and duration of postpartum infant feeding methods (Breastfeeding vs. Bottle feeding). Journal of Health Psychology. ISSN 1461-7277

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A systematic review was conducted to examine female body image in relation to the intention, initiation and duration of postpartum infant feeding methods. A search of 10 databases was conducted to identify studies. A total of nine studies were included in the systematic review. All studies were of a non-randomised control design with a total of 13,046 participants. Findings suggest exclusive breastfeeding is more likely in pregnant women with a higher body image, while those with body concerns had less intention to breastfeed or initiate, with those that start having a shorter duration.

Item Type: Article
Faculty: School of Life Sciences and Education > Psychology
Depositing User: Alison OWEN
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2019 09:46
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2019 09:46
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/5848

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