What sources of feeding advice do parents use in the first year of life?

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Abstract

There has been restructuring of health visiting services from universal services for all children to targeting families in need. Also, United Kingdom (UK) recommendations on infant feeding have recently changed. With the many sources of information available on feeding babies, it is important to know where parents get feeding advice and which sources they find valuable. In this study, 215 mothers of one-year-old infants were interviewed about where they had obtained feeding advice in the first year of their infant’s life and how useful they found this information. The health visitor was the most commonly cited source of information (70 %), followed by grandparents (53 %). Ten % of mothers relied solely on health visitor advice. This study highlights the importance placed by mothers on the health visitors, which may have implications for the service in the midst of the reorganization of the health visitor’s role.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusUnpublished - 20 Nov 2008
EventCommunity Practitioners and Health Visitors Association (CPHVA) Annual Professional Conference - Harrogate, United Kingdom
Duration: 01 Nov 200801 Nov 2008

Conference

ConferenceCommunity Practitioners and Health Visitors Association (CPHVA) Annual Professional Conference
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityHarrogate
Period01/11/200801/11/2008

Keywords

  • Key words: infant feeding, advice, health visitors, maternal characteristics, grandparents

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    Gildea, A. (2008). What sources of feeding advice do parents use in the first year of life?. Poster session presented at Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association (CPHVA) Annual Professional Conference, Harrogate, United Kingdom.