Exploration of infant and young child feeding knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs held by young, non-parent men in Nova Scotia
Mount Saint Vincent University
Adherence to infant and young child feeding (IYCF) recommendations is critical for optimal child growth and development and is often influenced by sociocultural factors. Most research to date has focussed on breastfeeding alone, and usually only among future/current parents and healthcare providers. As members of the public and potential future fathers, young, non-parent men may play a role in IYCF decisions or setting social norms; however, in-depth qualitative work on this topic is limited.