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dc.contributor.authorLyons, Stephanieen_UK
dc.contributor.authorCurrie, Sineaden_UK
dc.contributor.authorPeters, Sarahen_UK
dc.contributor.authorLavender, Tinaen_UK
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Debbieen_UK
dc.description.abstractBreastfeeding can play a key role in the reduction of obesity, but initiation and maintenance rates in women with a body mass index (BMI) of ≥30 kg m−2 are low. Psychological factors influence breastfeeding behaviours in the general population, but their role is not yet understood in women with a BMI ≥30 kg m−2. Therefore, this review aimed to systematically search and synthesize the literature, which has investigated the association between any psychological factor and breastfeeding behaviour in women with a BMI ≥30 kg m−2. The search identified 20 eligible papers, reporting 16 psychological factors. Five psychological factors were associated with breastfeeding behaviours: intentions to breastfeed, belief in breast milk's nutritional adequacy and sufficiency, belief about other's infant feeding preferences, body image and social knowledge. It is therefore recommended that current care should encourage women to plan to breastfeed, provide corrective information for particular beliefs and address their body image and social knowledge. Recommendations for future research include further exploration of several psychological factors (i.e. expecting that breastfeeding will enhance weight loss, depression, anxiety and stress) and evidence and theory‐based intervention development.en_UK
dc.relationLyons S, Currie S, Peters S, Lavender T & Smith D (2018) The association between psychological factors and breastfeeding behaviour in women with a body mass index (BMI) ≥30kg m-2: a systematic review. Obesity Reviews, 19 (7), pp. 947-959.
dc.rights© 2018 The Authors. Obesity Reviews published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of World Obesity Federation This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.en_UK
dc.subjectpsychological factorsen_UK
dc.subjectwomen with a BMI ≥30 kg m −2en_UK
dc.titleThe association between psychological factors and breastfeeding behaviour in women with a body mass index (BMI) ≥30 kg m-2: a systematic reviewen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.citation.jtitleObesity Reviewsen_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Manchesteren_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Manchesteren_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Manchesteren_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationLeeds Trinity Universityen_UK
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