Maternal-Infant Health Beliefs and Infant Feeding Practices: The Perception and Experience of Immigrant Vietnamese Women
Many studies on the incidence of and factors associated with infant feeding practices among immigrant Vietnamese women can be cited. However there has been little systematic inquiry and documentation of these women's experience and perception of maternal, infant and family health beliefs and practices before and after immigration to Sydney. Their beliefs and practices are related to their social, cultural and economic environmental factors. The purpose of this study was to describe and compare the women's perceptions and lived experience of their health beliefs. It also compared infant feeding practices and how changes occurred through a process of adaptation following immigration to a new country.
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