Mothers' perceptions of introducing solids to their infant at six months of age : identifying critical belief-based targets to promote adherence to current infant feeding guidelines
Hamilton, Kyra, Daniels, Lynne, Murray, Nicole, White, Katherine M., & Walsh, Anne M. (2011) Mothers' perceptions of introducing solids to their infant at six months of age : identifying critical belief-based targets to promote adherence to current infant feeding guidelines. Journal of Health Psychology, 17(1), pp. 121-131.
We investigated critical belief-based targets for promoting the introduction of solid foods to infants at six months. First-time mothers (N = 375) completed a Theory of Planned Behaviour belief-based questionnaire and follow-up questionnaire assessing the age the infant was first introduced to solids. Normative beliefs about partner/spouse (β = 0.16) and doctor (β = 0.22), and control beliefs about commercial baby foods available for infants before six months (β = −0.20), predicted introduction of solids at six months. Intervention programs should target these critical beliefs to promote mothers’ adherence to current infant feeding guidelines to introduce solids at around six months.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||beliefs, complementary feeding, infants, introduction of solids, Theory of Planned Behaviour|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Health Clinical and Counselling Psychology (170106)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Social and Community Psychology (170113)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2011 SAGE Publications|
|Deposited On:||02 Sep 2013 01:46|
|Last Modified:||19 May 2015 21:04|
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