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Characterize a population-based sample of first-time expectant mothers with regards to maternal metabolic health and their infant feeding experience.
Condition or disease
Describe the Infant Feeding AttitudesIntentions of a Sample of Expectant First-time MothersEstimate the Prevalence of Early Lactation Difficulties
The long range purpose of this pilot study is to inform the development of an NIH-funded randomized intervention trial designed to improve early breastfeeding outcomes for mothers planning to breastfeed. The purpose of the pilot study is to 1) described the prenatal infant feeding attitudes and intentions of population-based sample of expectant mothers from the same recruitment base as the future intervention trial, 2) characterize the metabolic health profiles of the sample and 3) estimate the prevalence of early lactation difficulties among the subset of this sample that initiates breastfeeding.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
First-time expectant mother, speaks English, receiving OB care at designated practice group
1) Under 18 years old; 2)no access to local telephone 3) multiple gestation 4) history of major breast surgery