Infant feeding and maternal concerns about stool hardness

Child Care Health Dev. 1997 Nov;23(6):475-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2214.1997.tb00916.x.


From a questionnaire completed by 195 mothers of infants aged 3-12 weeks we found that significantly more formula than breast-feeding mothers had concerns about stool hardness and had sought professional advice, resulting in both increased use of health care resources and more dietary interventions.

MeSH terms

  • Attitude*
  • Breast Feeding*
  • Feces*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Mothers*