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Breast-Feeding in the Philippines: The Role of the Health Sector

Citation

Popkin, Barry M.; Yamamoto, Monica E.; & Griffin, Charles C. (1985). Breast-Feeding in the Philippines: The Role of the Health Sector. Journal of Biosocial Science, 17(Suppl. 9), 99-125.

Abstract

A survey of the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of 1298 Filipino health professionals towards breast-feeding is analysed. Knowledge of the benefits of breast-feeding, the psychophysiology of lactation, contraindications to breast-feeding, and the effects of drugs and contraceptives on lactation and delivery are some of the issues examined. A low level of knowledge about breast-feeding, particularly of health contraindications, is found. Industry and government programmes have both positive and negative effects on breast-feeding knowledge and attitudes.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0021932000025153

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Journal of Biosocial Science

Author(s)

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

Year Published

1985

Volume Number

17

Issue Number

Suppl. 9

Pages

99-125

Reference ID

13156