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Parental experiences and perceptions of infant complementary feeding: a qualitative evidence synthesis

Overview of attention for article published in Obesity Reviews, December 2017
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Title
Parental experiences and perceptions of infant complementary feeding: a qualitative evidence synthesis
Published in
Obesity Reviews, December 2017
DOI 10.1111/obr.12653
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Authors

K. Matvienko-Sikar, C. Kelly, C. Sinnott, J. McSharry, C. Houghton, C. Heary, E. Toomey, M. Byrne, P. M. Kearney

Abstract

Interventions to prevent childhood obesity increasingly focus on infant feeding, but demonstrate inconsistent effects. A comprehensive qualitative evidence synthesis is essential to better understand feeding behaviours and inform intervention development. The aim of this study is to synthesize evidence on perceptions and experiences of infant feeding and complementary feeding recommendations. Databases CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, PsycINFO, Academic Search Complete, SocIndex and Maternity and Infant Care were searched from inception to May 2017. Eligible studies examined parents' experiences of complementary feeding of children (<2 years). Data were synthesized using thematic synthesis. Twenty-five studies met inclusion criteria for review. Four key themes emerged. 'Guidelines and advice' highlights variety and inconsistencies between sources of complementary feeding information. 'Stage of weaning' describes infant feeding as a process involving different stages. 'Knowing and trying' outlines parents' engagement in feeding approaches based on instinct, prior experience or trial and error. 'Daily life' highlights problematic cost and time constraints for parents. Parents predominantly understand and want to engage in healthy feeding processes. Consideration of infant feeding as a process that changes over time is necessary to support parents. Provision of clear, consistent information and guidance from trusted sources on when, what and how to feed is also essential.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 60 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Doctoral Student 11 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 17%
Student > Master 7 12%
Student > Bachelor 6 10%
Student > Postgraduate 3 5%
Other 12 20%
Unknown 11 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 16 27%
Medicine and Dentistry 15 25%
Psychology 4 7%
Social Sciences 4 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 5%
Other 5 8%
Unknown 13 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 16. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 22 December 2017.
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#1,150,071
of 14,723,036 outputs
Outputs from Obesity Reviews
#476
of 1,474 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#45,963
of 400,589 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Obesity Reviews
#13
of 34 outputs
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