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Traditional and Modern Health Professionals and Breast-Feeding in the Philippines

Citation

Popkin, Barry M.; Yamamoto, Monica E.; & Griffin, Charles C. (1984). Traditional and Modern Health Professionals and Breast-Feeding in the Philippines. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 3(5), 765-76.

Abstract

We analyze a survey designed to assess the knowledge and attitudes of 1,298 Filipino health professionals towards breast-feeding. Some of the issues examined are the benefits of breast-feeding, the psychophysiology of lactation, contraindications to breast-feeding, and the effects of drugs and contraceptives on lactation. We found a fairly low level of knowledge about breast-feeding, particularly of health contraindications.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/00005176-198411000-00023

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Author(s)

Popkin, Barry M.
Yamamoto, Monica E.
Griffin, Charles C.

Year Published

1984

Volume Number

3

Issue Number

5

Pages

765-76

Reference ID

13155