Degree of acculturation affects breastfeeding decision, study shows

January 1995
Nation's Health;Jan95, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p9
Focuses on research that found that Hispanic women in the United States who are more highly acculturated to American society are less likely to consider breastfeeding as an option. Study leader David Rassin; Study details.


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