• Current status of breast-feeding in Alexandria governorate: a community-based study 

      Kamel, Nahed Mohamed; Ibrahim, Afaf Gaber; Aref, Soha Rashed; Ziyo, Fatma Youssef (‎1997)‎
      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%. ...