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dc.contributor.authorAbdul Ameer, A.J.
dc.contributor.authorAl Hadi, A.H.M.
dc.contributor.authorAbdulla, M.M.
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T08:26:19Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T08:26:19Z
dc.date.issued2008EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1405/14_5_2008_1003_1014.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117521
dc.description1003-1014EN
dc.description.abstractWe assessed breastfeeding knowledge, attitudes and practices of 3413 Iraqi mothers and adult female relatives in the same household and their association with sociodemographic characteristics. The majority of the women [‎73.1%]‎ initiated breastfeeding early after delivery, 92.9% believed colostrum was good for their baby and 64.6% breastfed on demand. However, knowledge was lacking about full exclusive breastfeeding until 6 months postpartum, signs of good positioning and latch-on and the correct time to introduce supplements. Nearly 35% believed that breast milk was not enough for their infants. Rural and less educated women knew less about breastfeeding concepts than more educated urban women but more continued breastfeeding longer and introduced supplements laterEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.subjectHealth Knowledge, Attitudes, PracticeEN
dc.subjectMothersEN
dc.subjectColostrumEN
dc.subjectRural PopulationEN
dc.subjectUrban PopulationEN
dc.subjectCross-Sectional StudiesEN
dc.subjectQuestionnairesEN
dc.subject.meshBreast FeedingEN
dc.titleKnowledge, attitudes and practices of Iraqi mothers and family child-caring women regarding breastfeedingEN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 14 (‎5)‎, 1003-1014, 2008


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