The Theory of Reasoned Action was utilized to explore factors related to women’s infant-feeding intention and their behavior after delivery. The sample of this study was 138 pregnant women recruited from a college hospital and these women were followed after their deliveries to check their infant-feeding behaviors. The focused interview and structured questionnaire were used to examine the pregnant women’s attitudes, subjective norms and intentions of infant-feeding. Women’s actual feeding behavior was gathered through telephone interviews after delivery. The results indicates that attitudes and subjective norms accounted for 50% of variance for infant-feeding intention. Women’s intention was significantly related to their actual infant-feeding behavior. Among women of different infant-feeding intentions, there were significant differences in their behavior beliefs and normative beliefs. The results of this study can contribute to the promotion of breast-feeding and benefit future study.
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|Hu li yan jiu = Nursing research
|Published - 1995