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J Biosoc Sci. 1991 Jan;23(1):5-21.

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

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Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.


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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