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Am J Public Health. 1992 May;82(5):731-2.

Breast-feeding patterns in a rural village in Giza, Egypt.

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Child Health Department, National Research Center, Giza, Egypt.

Abstract

In a longitudinal study of infant feeding in rural Giza, Egypt, we found that 68.8% of the recruited mothers initiated early suckling of colostrum, but only 51.2% of the infants were exclusively breast-fed in the first week. Solid foods were introduced much earlier than at the recommended age of 4 to 6 months. Sixty percent of the mothers who participated in the study considered breast-feeding plus regular or irregular complementary feeding to be exclusive breast-feeding.

PMID:
1566954
PMCID:
PMC1694145
DOI:
10.2105/ajph.82.5.731
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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