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The purpose of this study was to compare similarities and differences between two samples—mothers of children under the age of 6 years living in the Dominican Republic (D.R.) and recent immigrants from the D.R. to the United States—on their (a) feeding practices for infants and young children, (b) knowledge regarding healthy size and weight and ideal diet for young children, and (c) knowledge regarding the causes and health implications of childhood obesity. An exploratory descriptive design was used, and qualitative data were collected through focus groups.


Copyright 2007 Saunders (imprint of Elsevier)

NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Journal of Pediatric Nursing. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 22(5), 2007.DOI: 10.1016/j.pedn.2007.07.003

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Journal of Pediatric Nursing

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Babington, L.M. (2007). Comparing child-feeding practices of Dominican mothers. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 22(5), 388-396.



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