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A qualitative study exploring factors associated with mothers’ decisions to formula-feed their infants in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, July 2013
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (64th percentile)

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Title
A qualitative study exploring factors associated with mothers’ decisions to formula-feed their infants in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Published in
BMC Public Health, July 2013
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-13-645
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Authors

Kimberly Bonia, Laurie Twells, Beth Halfyard, Valerie Ludlow, Leigh Anne Newhook, Janet Murphy-Goodridge

Abstract

Breastfeeding has numerous health benefits. In 2010, the province of Newfoundland and Labrador had the lowest breastfeeding initiation rate (64.0%) in Canada. Formula feeding is associated with well-known health risks. Exclusive formula feeding is the "cultural norm" in some regions of the province. Women appear resistant to changing their infant feeding behaviors and remain committed to their decision to formula-feed. The primary aim of this qualitative study was to examine individual factors that shaped mothers' decisions to formula-feed their infants. Nineteen mothers who were currently formula feeding their children participated in the study.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
New Zealand 1 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
Ghana 1 <1%
Unknown 103 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 23 22%
Student > Bachelor 22 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 8%
Researcher 6 6%
Other 20 19%
Unknown 17 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 26 25%
Medicine and Dentistry 24 23%
Social Sciences 13 12%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 7 7%
Psychology 6 6%
Other 12 11%
Unknown 18 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 July 2016.
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#5,579,655
of 22,714,025 outputs
Outputs from BMC Public Health
#5,509
of 14,790 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#46,468
of 194,569 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#83
of 237 outputs
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