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An evaluation of a national breast-feeding promotion programme in Honduras.

Authors
  • Popkin, B M
  • Canahuati, J
  • Bailey, P E
  • O'Gara, C
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of biosocial science
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1991
Volume
23
Issue
1
Pages
5–21
Identifiers
PMID: 1999447
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

A significant increase occurred in the initiation and duration of breast-feeding among Honduran women between 1981 and 1987. Changes in population characteristics (e.g. level of education of women) would be expected to lead to a decrease in breast-feeding at each infant age, but these were offset by behavioural changes that led to an increase in the likelihood of initiation and continuation of breast-feeding. An exploration of relevant factors suggests that the PROALMA breast-feeding promotion programme has had a profound effect on the breast-feeding behaviour of Honduran mothers.

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