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Title: Determinants of the duration of lactional amenorrhea among mothers in Alexandria
Authors: Khalil, K.A.
Issue Date: 1996
Language: English
Abstract: A total of 300 women nursing a child aged 6 to 24 months were interviewed to determine their sociodemographic and biological characteristics, the antenatal care received, health problems encountered during pregnancy and the postpartum period, breast-feeding practices, child nutrition, and the duration of postpartum amenorrhoea. Multivariate Cox regression analysis revealed that seeking antenatal care, the time of initiation of breast-feeding, and the infant's age at the time of supplement introduction were the only significant independent determinants of the duration of the lactational amenorrhoea. To prolong the duration of lactational amenorrhoea, health education regarding good breast-feeding practices is of crucial value
Description: 396-406
Keywords: Breast Feeding
Amenorrhea
Health Education
Women's Health
Subject: Lactation
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/116973
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/0203/emhj_1996_2_3_396_406.pdf
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