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Journal of The Korean Society of Maternal and Child Health 2009;13(1):107-115.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.21896/jksmch.2009.13.1.107    Published online January 31, 2009.
A Comparative Study on Maternal-Infant Attachment and Infant Temperament according to the Feeding Methods
김미예1, 장군자2
1경북대학교
2대구대학교
모유수유모와 분유수유모의 모아애착 및 영아기질
김미예1, 장군자2
1경북대학교
2대구대학교
Abstract
Objectives
: This study was conducted to compare the differences of maternal-infant attachment and infant temperament according to the feeding methods.
Methods
: This study used a descriptive research design. There were 52 mothers with breast-fed infants and 48 mothers with formula-fed infants. The data was gathered by structured questionnaires about the Maternal Attachment Inventory (MAI) and What My baby is Like (WBL).
Results
: The mean score of MAI was not different between the two groups (p=0.087). But the mean score of WBL of breast-feeding group was significant higher than that of formula-feeding group (p<0.001). In addition, there was a significant positive correlation between the score of maternal-infant attachment and infant temperament (p= 0.001).
Conclusion
: Breast-feeding is an important factor in fostering positive temperament of the infant and should be encouraged.
Key Words: feeding method, attachment, temperament


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