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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: EXCLUSIVE BREAST-FEEDING DURATION IS ASSOCIATED WITH ATTITUDINAL, SOCIOECONOMIC AND BIOCULTURAL DETERMINANTS IN 3 LATIN-AMERICAN COUNTRIES
Author: PEREZESCAMILLA, R
LUTTER, C
SEGALL, AM
RIVERA, A
TREVINOSILLER, S
SANGHVI, T
Abstract: International health organizations have recommended exclusive breast-feeding (EBF) (i.e., breast milk as the only source of food) as the optimal infant feeding method during the first 4-6 mo of life. Therefore, it is important to document the determinants of EBF in different populations. Low-income urban women from Brazil (n = 446, 2 maternity wards), Honduras (n = 1582, 3 maternity wards) and Mexico (n = 765, 3 maternity wards) were interviewed at birth and in their homes at 1 mo and 2-4 mo after delivery. Multivariate survival analyses (Cox model) indicated that planned duration of EBF (all 3 countries), having a female infant, and not being employed (Brazil and Honduras), lower socioeconomic status (Honduras and Mexico) and higher birth weight (control hospital in Brazil and Honduras) were positively associated (P less than or equal to 0.10) with EBF. Women who delivered in the maternity wards that had more developed breast-feeding promotion programs were more successful with EBF. The association between maternal education and EBF was modified by the maternity ward in Mexico and Honduras. Being greater than or equal to 18 y and having a partner living (Brazil) or not (Mexico) living at home were positively associated with EBF. These findings can contribute toward the design of EBF promotion efforts in Latin America.
Subject: EXCLUSIVE BREAST-FEEDING
HUMAN LACTATION
INFANT FEEDING DETERMINANTS
LATIN AMERICA
Editor: Amer Inst Nutrition
Rights: fechado
Date Issue: 1995
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