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Title: Maternal smoking and breastfeeding
Authors: Najdawi, F.
Faouri, M.
Issue Date: 1999
Language: English
Abstract: A 2-month study was undertaken to investigate the effects of maternal smoking on breastfeeding. A total of 500 mothers were interviewed twice postpartum and information about maternal smoking and sociodemographic factors was collected. After adjustment for maternal smoking and other confounders, results suggested that smoking had a direct effect on breastfeeding. The prevalence of breastfeeding reduced significantly among smokers but there was no significant reduction among non-smokers. Education and social class were related positively to continued breastfeeding but negatively to smoking. Because breastfeeding decreased with smoking, smoking should be discouraged, particularly in developing countries where breastfeeding constitutes an essential child survival measure
Description: 450-456
Keywords: Breast Feeding
Mothers
Subject: Smoking
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118726
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/0503/EMHJ_1999_5_3_450_456.pdf
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