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Infant feeding practices among low-income Mexican urban women: a four month follow-up

Pérez-Escamilla, R.; Roman Pérez, R.; Mejía, L.A.; Dewey, K.G.

Archivos Latinoamericanos de Nutricion 42(3): 259-267


ISSN/ISBN: 0004-0622
PMID: 1342159
Accession: 002408757

The infant feeding practices of 61 healthy women of low socioeconomic status who delivered vaginally and without complications in 2 public hospitals in the city of Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, were studied. During the hospital stay, 51% of the women were planning full breast feeding (full-BF), 43% partial breast feeding (partial-BF) and 6% exclusive formula feeding (FF). At 2 weeks and 4 months post-partum (pp) the predominant feeding modes were partial-BF (59%) and FF (61%), respectively.

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