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Australian early childhood educators and infant feeding: a qualitative analysis using social cognitive theory

McGuire, Julianne; Irvine, Susan; Smith, Julie; Gallegos, Danielle


Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) services are vital in the establishment of optimal infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices and long-term health. This qualitative study, informed by Social Cognitive Theory, aimed to describe ECEC infant feeding environments. Nineteen formal long day care and family day care ECEC services and 124 educators in metropolitan and regional Queensland, Australia participated in interviews and professional conversations. Inductive and deductive...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Early Child Development and Care
DOI: 10.1080/03004430.2019.1647188


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