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dc.contributorAl Jassir, M.S.EN
dc.contributorEl Bashir, B.M.EN
dc.contributorMoizuddin, S.K.EN
dc.contributorAbu Nayan, A.A.R.EN
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T07:35:25Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T07:35:25Z
dc.date.issued2006EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1201_2/12_1-2_2006_6_13.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117048
dc.description6-13EN
dc.description.abstractWe conducted a nationwide cross-sectional survey of 4872 mothers [‎mostly Saudi]‎ to study infant feeding patterns. Information was collected about their feeding practices with their youngest child using pre-tested questionnaires. About four-fifths of the mothers had received health education about breastfeeding, most often from medical staff; younger mothers tended to be better informed. Approximately 92% fed colostrum to the newborn, but 76.1% had introduced bottle-feeding by 3 months [‎48.3% cited insufficient milk as the reason for introducing the bottle]‎. This was significantly related to nationality and education level. Mixed feeding [‎breastfeeding and bottle-feeding]‎ was popular. Solid foods tended to be introduced late and this was significantly related to nationality, age and education levelEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.subjectBottle FeedingEN
dc.subjectInfant FoodEN
dc.subjectCross-Sectional StudiesEN
dc.subjectQuestionnairesEN
dc.subjectChild Nutrition SciencesEN
dc.subject.meshBreast FeedingEN
dc.titleInfant feeding in Saudi Arabia: mothers' attitudes and practicesEN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 12 (‎1-2)‎, 6-13, 2006


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