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Title: Infant-feeding practices in Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates
Authors: Osman, N.A.
El Sabban, F.F.
Issue Date: 1999
Language: English
Abstract: A survey was conducted to study the practices of infant-feeding and the influencing factors in Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates. It involved 375 mothers of different nationalities and backgrounds and 300 healthy infants. The mothers were interviewed at four primary health care clinics in Al-Ain. Results showed that 46% of infants were breastfed for 4-6 months. The mother's nationality and her educational status were significant influences on the mother's decision to exclusively breast-feed the infant, for how long and when to introduce supplementary food. Fresh cow and goat milk were the most common supplements. Inclusion of baby formula as a supplement generally occurred early, perhaps because of advertising and the affluence in Al-Ain
Description: 103-110
Keywords: Bottle Feeding
Dietary Supplements
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Infant, Newborn
Residence Characteristics
Subject: Breast Feeding
ISSN: 1020-3397
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