Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorAl Awadi, Fawzia A.
dc.contributor.authorAmine, Ezzat K.
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T08:31:41Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T08:31:41Z
dc.date.issued1997EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/0303/emhj_1997_3_3_501_510.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117573
dc.description501-510EN
dc.description.abstractA multistage stratified sample of 782 mothers of infants under two years of age was taken to investigate infant feeding patterns and weaning practices. The rate of breast-feeding was 26.1% and that of bottle-feeding 41.9%. Breast-feeding was more common among late order children and those born to illiterate mothers. The mean duration of breast-feeding was 4.9 months and was longer among illiterate mothers. Infants were weaned because of insufficient mother's milk, mother's desire and infant refusal of the breast. The results indicate that there has been a sharp decline in breast-feeding. The reasons for this are discussed and measures to reverse the trend are recommendedEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.subjectBreast FeedingEN
dc.subjectBottle FeedingEN
dc.subjectQuestionnairesEN
dc.subjectMothersEN
dc.subjectEducational StatusEN
dc.subjectHealth EducationEN
dc.subjectWeaningEN
dc.subject.meshFeeding MethodsEN
dc.titleRecent trends in infant feeding patterns and weaning practices in KuwaitEN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 3 (‎3)‎, 501-510, 1997


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(‎s)‎

Show simple item record