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Correlation between breastfeeding and maternal health status

Carlos Zubaran, Katia Foresti

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082013000200008

Objective:To examine the relation between breastfeeding efficacy and health status in a sample of 88 mothers from Southern Brazil.METHODS:Research participants completed the Portuguese version of the General Health Questionnaire and the Personal Health Scale. Breastfeeding efficacy was evaluated using the Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy Scale. Correlations between breastfeeding and health status scores were examined using Pearson’s correlation coefficient.RESULTS:The results of this study revealed significant correlations between the scores of the two general health and well-being questionnaires and the Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy Scale. Bivariate […]