|Title:||Determinants of the duration of lactional amenorrhea among mothers in Alexandria|
|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|
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