Cultural influences on Irish attitudes towards infant feeding

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Authors
Tracey, Lucinda
Issue Date
2012
Degree
BA (Hons) in Psychology
Publisher
Dublin Business School
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Abstract
Ireland has one of the lowest rates of breastfeeding initiation and duration in Europe and the developing world. This study aimed to explore some of the possible reasons why Ireland’s initiation rates are so low. Cultural influences, including the relationship between Social Support, Self-Monitoring, Individualism and Collectivism on Irish attitudes towards infant feeding, in particular, was looked at.
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