ERIC Number: EJ1048549
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
The Voice of Low-Income Adolescent Mothers on Infant Feeding
Horodynski, Mildred A.; Mills, Kristen J.
Journal of Extension, v52 n6 Article 6RIB5 Dec 2014
Adolescent mothers' feeding practices impact infant weight gain. Infant obesity, especially in low-income families, is rapidly increasing. The aim of the exploratory study reported here was to identify factors affecting low-income African American and non-Hispanic White adolescent mothers' infant feeding practices and useful learning modalities. Two focus groups were conducted by a trained facilitator using a semi-structured topic guide. Three themes emerged: (1) feeding decisions related to introduction of solid foods; (2) feeding information/advice provided by others; and (3) useful learning strategies. These themes can be used by Extension professionals in designing nutrition education programs for adolescent mothers.
Descriptors: Infants, Mothers, Adolescents, Low Income Groups, Adolescent Attitudes, Learning Modalities, African Americans, Whites, Focus Groups, Semi Structured Interviews, Nutrition, Food Standards, Eating Habits, Infant Care, Beliefs, Participant Characteristics, Extension Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Michigan