The 1991 Mauritius Contraceptive Prevalence Survey (CPS) included a special module on infant feeding patterns in Mauritius.
Since 1985, when a similar CPS was conducted, the incidence of breast-feeding has fallen from 86% to 72%. The duration of any breast-feeding among those breast-fed remained constant at 13.6 months.
The module allowed for an assessment of the World Health Organization (WHO) breast-feeding indicators on exclusive breast-feeding, timely complementary feeding and continued breast-feeding.
Only 16% of infants 0-3 months old are exclusively breast-fed ; only 29% of infants 6-9 months old receive breast milk and complementary foods and only 27% of children 12-15 months are still breast-fed.
These patterns of limited breast-feeding and early supplementation may signal future declines in breast-feeding for other African and Asian countries.
Published by Elsevier Science Ltd.
Mots-clés Pascal : Allaitement, Nouveau né, Homme, Epidémiologie, Tendance, Ile Maurice, Iles Océan Indien, Aliment pour nourrisson, Supplémentation
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Breast feeding, Newborn, Human, Epidemiology, Trend, Mauritius, Indian Ocean Islands, Infant food, Supplementation
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Cote : 97-0056551
Code Inist : 002B20G01. Création : 21/05/1997.