Hong Kong Med J 2007;13(Suppl 1):S36-9
An exploratory study examining breastfeeding practices among mothers in a maternity hospital in Hong Kong
LH Wu, YH Cheng, CP Lee, SYC Chong
School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
1. Mothers in the breastfeeding group were more knowledgeable about and held more positive attitudes towards breastfeeding than those in the infant formula group.
2. Previous breastfeeding experience influences current breastfeeding practice, including choice and duration of feeding method.
3. Mothers who do not need to breastfeed their babies during work hours quit breastfeeding earlier than those who do need to breastfeed during work hours. The need to breastfeed the baby while working may not be a factor in ceasing to breastfeed.
4. Having a job is not a crucial factor in the choice between breastfeeding or/and use of infant formula.