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Title: Current status of breast-feeding in Alexandria governorate: a community-based study
Authors: Kamel, Nahed Mohamed
Ibrahim, Afaf Gaber
Aref, Soha Rashed
Ziyo, Fatma Youssef
Issue Date: 1997
Language: English
Abstract: This study was carried out to provide baseline data for various indicators measuring breast-feeding and bottle-feeding practices in Alexandria. In 1995, a total of 1080 children aged below 24 months, equally distributed among six age groups, were selected for a household 24-hour dietary survey. The findings indicated that only 42.2% of infants below 4 months were currently exclusively breast-fed, while 21.1% were predominantly breast-fed. Hence, the rate of breast-feeding was 63.3%. The prevalence rate of timely complementary feeding was 62.3%. Continued breast-feeding rate at 1 year was 64.4%, and at 2 years was 33.9%. The bottle-feeding rate [among infants less than 12 months] was 44.3%
Description: 511-518
Keywords: Bottle Feeding
Feeding Methods
Health Surveys
Data Collection
World Health Organization
Health Education
Subject: Breast Feeding
ISSN: 1020-3397
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