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Breast feeding in Tanzania. Studies on infant feeding practices and attitudes

Breast feeding in Tanzania. Studies on infant feeding practices and attitudes

Nutrition Newsletter 11(3): 1-8

Women of the Shambala tribe were chosen at random as they visited a mother and child health clinic in Tanzania. Of the 78 women from the town of Tanza and 48 from the village of Usambara, 78 and 43 had a child under 2 years old; 15 and 8 of the children were entirely breast fed, 47 and 29 got supplements and 16 and 6 were artificially fed. Urban women said they intended to breast feed for 1 to 1.5 years, rural women 2 to 2.5 years and some of them 3 or 4 years.

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