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dc.contributor.authorShembesh, Nuri M.
dc.contributor.authorBalo, Nura Naseb M.
dc.contributor.authorSingh, Ratan
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T08:01:36Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T08:01:36Z
dc.date.issued1997EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/0302/emhj_1997_3_2_251_257.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117295
dc.description251-257EN
dc.description.abstractAn interview survey of 200 mothers attending the emergency service of Al-Fateh Paediatric Hospital, Benghazi, showed that prelacteal feed was given to 18.5% of babies and breast-feeding was ever initiated in 90.5%. After three months exclusive breast-feeding was continued in less than 30%, mixed feeding in 44%-71% and supplementary feeding [‎with and without breast-feeding]‎ in 65%-97%. Locally consumed food like fruit juice, vegetables, cooked rice and cereals and boiled eggs in mashed form were used as supplementary foods. No association was revealed between the type of feeding and childhood episodes of any illness, including diarrhoea or acute respiratory infection. Measures for prolonged breast-feeding, substitute artificial feeding [‎when indicated]‎ and supplementary feeding are suggestedEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.subjectWeaningEN
dc.subjectMothersEN
dc.subjectHealth SurveysEN
dc.subjectBottle FeedingEN
dc.subjectHealth EducationEN
dc.subjectHealth Knowledge, Attitudes, PracticeEN
dc.subject.meshBreast FeedingEN
dc.titleBreast-feeding and weaning patterns in Benghazi, Libyan Arab JamahiriyaEN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 3 (‎2)‎, 251-257, 1997


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