University of Hertfordshire

  • Saba Chaudry
  • Jane McClinchy
  • Jonathan Tammam
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Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Pages (from-to)24-28
JournalJournal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics
Journal publication date26 Feb 2016
Publication statusPublished - 26 Feb 2016
EventBDA Research Symposium 2015 - The Studio Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 Dec 20152 Dec 2015


Many cultures encourage breastfeeding, yet formula milk is often given by choice in the UK. The Pakistani culture, however, exhibits high rates of breastfeeding as normal practice (1). The influence of the UK culture of formula feeding on a Pakistani mother's decisions to breastfeed was investigated. The aim of this qualitative study was to compare the views and experiences of breastfeeding from British Born Pakistani mothers (BBPMs) with Pakistani born mothers (PBMs; immigrated within last 10 years) in order to ascertain differences in influencing factors to breastfed.


Saba Chaudry, Jane McClinchy, Jonathan Tammam, ‘Perceptions and influences surrounding breastfeeding practices within a Pakistani community in the UK: a qualitative analysis’, abstract presented at the Association of UK Dietitians 2015 Research Symposium, Birmingham, UK, 2 December, 2015. Published in Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Vol. 29, February 2016, doi: © 2016 The Authors. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of The British Dietetic Association Ltd.

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