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Does the relationship with the baby's father predict breastfeeding for low-income mothers?

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dc.contributor.advisor Vuchinich, Samuel
dc.creator Schiedel, Esther R.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-16T15:39:07Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-16T15:39:07Z
dc.date.copyright 2004-06-21
dc.date.issued 2004-06-21
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1957/22622
dc.description Graduation date: 2005 en_US
dc.description.abstract The study hypotheses, based on sociobiology, were that the more committed and positive the parental relationship, the greater the likelihood of breastfeeding and of later weaning. Data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study was used; sample size was 3635, and over half were African- 2merican. In a logistic regression model, women who were cohabiting were significantly less likely to initiate breastfeeding than those who were married but more likely than those who were in a visiting/friendship relationship. In a Cox proportional hazards regression model, women who were cohabiting or in a visiting/friendship relationship were more likely to stop breastfeeding earlier than were married women. Relationship quality was not significant in either regression model. However, in a sub-sample of only African-American women, higher relationship quality was associated with lower odds of breastfeeding initiation. In a sub-sample of married women, higher relationship quality was associated with reduced odds for early breastfeeding cessation. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Breastfeeding -- Psychological aspects en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mothers -- Psychology en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mothers -- Family relationships en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Breastfeeding -- Cross-cultural studies en_US
dc.title Does the relationship with the baby's father predict breastfeeding for low-income mothers? en_US
dc.type Thesis/Dissertation en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Science (M.S.) in Human Development and Family Studies en_US
dc.degree.level Master's en_US
dc.degree.discipline Health and Human Sciences en_US
dc.degree.grantor Oregon State University en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Bird, Sheryl
dc.contributor.committeemember Katzev, Aphra
dc.contributor.committeemember Doolen, Toni
dc.description.digitization File scanned at 300 ppi (Monochrome) using Capture Perfect 3.0.82 on a Canon DR-9080C in PDF format. CVista PdfCompressor 4.0 was used for pdf compression and textual OCR. en_US
dc.description.peerreview no en_us


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