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The Duration of Breast-Feeding: How Is It Affected by Biological, Sociodemographic, Health Sector and Food Industry Factors?

Citation

Adair, Linda S.; Popkin, Barry M.; & Guilkey, David K. (1993). The Duration of Breast-Feeding: How Is It Affected by Biological, Sociodemographic, Health Sector and Food Industry Factors?. Demography, 30(1), 63-80.

Abstract

Breast-feeding duration has important effects on a wide array of demographic and maternal and infant health outcomes. This study uses a discrete-time logit hazards model to explore the relationship of biological, sociodemographic, health sector, and food industry practices on the duration of full and partial breast-feeding in a sample of more than 2,600 infants from the Cebu Longitudinal Health and Nutrition Survey. Food industry and health sector practices (such as distribution of free samples of infant formula), the mother's perception of being pregnant, infant fatness, and a set of standard sociodemographic factors all affect breast-feeding duration significantly.

URL

https://doi.org/10.2307/2061863

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Demography

Author(s)

Adair, Linda S.
Popkin, Barry M.
Guilkey, David K.

Year Published

1993

Volume Number

30

Issue Number

1

Pages

63-80

Reference ID

4