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dc.contributorBouanene, I.EN
dc.contributorEl Mhamdi, S.EN
dc.contributorSriha, A.EN
dc.contributorBouslah, A.EN
dc.contributorSoltani, M.EN
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T09:14:47Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T09:14:47Z
dc.date.issued2010EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/V16/08/16_8_2010_0879_0885.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117954
dc.description879-885EN
dc.description.abstract0We assessed the prevalence of breastfeeding and its determinants and mothers' knowledge and practices towards this issue among 354 women attending primary health centres for their child's 6- month vaccination in the region of Monastir in 2008. The mean age of the women was 30 [‎SD 5.5]‎ years. Most [‎90.8%]‎ knew that breastfeeding helped prevent infections in babies but only 38.5% knew that breast milk supplies all infant feeding needs until 6 months of age. While was 94.4% breastfed their babies to start, only 1.9% continued exclusive breastfeeding until 6 months. Main reasons for stopping breastfeeding were perceived breast milk insufficiency followed by return to work. Exclusive breastfeeding over 3 months was associated with skin-to-skin contact [‎OR = 1.93; 95% CI: 1.016-3.69]‎ and mothers' knowledge about breast milk benefits [‎OR = 2.8; 95% CI: 1.2-6.6]‎ Early weaning was related to using pacifiers and breast-milk substitutes [‎OR = 0.17; 95% CI: 0.08-0.36 and OR = 0.14; 95% CI: 0.05-0.38 respectively]‎EN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.subjectHealth Knowledge, Attitudes, PracticeEN
dc.subjectMothersEN
dc.subjectQuestionnairesEN
dc.subject.meshBreast FeedingEN
dc.titleKnowledge and practices of women in Monastir, Tunisia regarding breastfeedingEN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 16 (‎8)‎, 879-885, 2010


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