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An Evaluation of a National Breast-Feeding Promotion Programme in Honduras

Citation

Popkin, Barry M.; Canahuati, Judy; Bailey, Patricia E.; & O'Gara, Chloe (1991). An Evaluation of a National Breast-Feeding Promotion Programme in Honduras. Journal of Biosocial Science, 23, 5-21.

Abstract

A significant increase occurred in the initiation and duration of breast-feeding among Honduran women between 1981 and 1987. Changes in population characteristics (e.g. level of education of women) would be expected to lead to a decrease in breast-feeding at each infant age, but these were offset by behavioural changes that led to an increase in the likelihood of initiation and continuation of breast-feeding. An exploration of relevant factors suggests that the PROALMA breast-feeding promotion programme has had a profound effect on the breast-feeding behaviour of Honduran mothers.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s0021932000019027

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Journal of Biosocial Science

Author(s)

Popkin, Barry M.
Canahuati, Judy
Bailey, Patricia E.
O'Gara, Chloe

Year Published

1991

Volume Number

23

Pages

5-21

Reference ID

809