University of West London, London. Individual reasons Black mothers who did not initiate breastfeeding were more likely to indicate individual reasons for noninitiation Like mama bears ferociously protecting their young, new research suggests human moms, at least those who are breast-feeding, can act more aggressively than others. Changes in public attitudes toward breastfeeding in the United States, — In some cases, it was the young women who were embarrassed to discuss breastfeeding with their mothers and would rather talk to a healthcare professional:
Breastfeeding initiation rates, and reasons for not breastfeeding, may vary with the birth order of the infant.
Breast-Feeding Makes Women 'Mama Bears'
Participants in two groups felt that, even when they had a more positive relationship, their mother was not the right person to support them with breastfeeding:. This, and the limited geographical area of the research, affect the transferability of the findings to other settings. Some young women felt that exclusive breastfeeding was not sustainable in their day-to-day lives, but that combining it with bottle-feeding created a perfect feeding method:. Maternal and Child Health Journal. Data were recorded, transcribed verbatim, coded inductively and analysed thematically. The effect of intrapartum pethidine on breastfeeding: Each month a stratified systematic sample of — new mothers is drawn from a frame of eligible birth certificates.