Maternal and non-maternal time-allocation to infant care, and care during infant illness in rural Java, Indonesia.
An estimated 60% of women in Central Java are engaged in income-generating work.
This study addresses the manner in which mothers allocate time to infant care as well as to household maintenance and employment.
The study investigates the time-allocation to infant care by non-maternal carers, both among infants whose mother is involved in income-generating work and among infants whose mother is not employed.
The longitudinal study followed 60 households, one infant per household, of the age range 3-25 months (mean infant age over the course of the study was 13.8 months).
Each household was visited every 7 to 10 days from February 1991 through June 1991.
One observation day and two separate recall-days were recorded per month.
Daily time allocation (6 a.m. to 6 p.m.) to infant care by the mother and other individuals, frequency and minutes of breastfeeding, and infants'non-breastmilk kilocalorie intake were recorded.
In addition, mothers recorded any infant symptom (s) on a daily calendar provided to them. and this symptom-data and information on any treatments and/or help-seeking for the infant was collected every 7-10 days.
One or more non-maternal caretaker participated in infant care on 90% of the total sample days, for a median of 3 hr 15 min (mean 3 hr 50 min per day), and participated in infant feeding on one-third of all sample days.
Grandmothers, sisters, and fathers of the infants were the most important in terms of time allocated to infant care. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Comportement maternel, Milieu familial, Nutrition, Maladie, Nourrisson, Homme, Activité professionnelle, Mère, Soin, Demande thérapeutique, Java, Indonésie, Asie, Milieu rural
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Maternal behavior, Family environment, Nutrition, Disease, Infant, Human, Professional activity, Mother, Care, Therapeutical request, Java, Indonesia, Asia, Rural environment
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0374823
Code Inist : 002A26N02. Création : 10/04/1997.