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  1. Fulltext. The effectiveness of a hospital-based program to promote exclusive breast-feeding among low-income women in Brazil.

    Article - En anglais

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    Objectives

    This study examined the effectiveness of a hospital program to promote exclusive breast-feeding in Santos.

    Brazil.

    Methods

    In a prospective design, women who delivered at a hospital with an active breast-feeding promotion program (n=236) were compared with women who delivered at a nearby control hospital (n=206).

    Results

    The two groups had similar demographic characteristics and previous breast-feeding histories.

    Exposure to breast-feeding activities, assessed by maternal recall prior to discharge, was universally high at the program hospital and universally low at the control hospital.

    Multivanate survival analysis showed that exclusive breast-feeding lasted 53 days longer among women who delivered at the program hospital.

    Conclusions

    Hospital-based breast-feeding promotion programs may be effective in extending the duration of exclusive breast-feeding.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Programme sanitaire, Milieu hospitalier, Promotion santé, Allaitement, Pauvreté, Femme, Homme, Statut socioéconomique, Brésil, Amérique du Sud, Amérique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sanitary program, Hospital environment, Health promotion, Breast feeding, Poverty, Woman, Human, Socioeconomic status, Brazil, South America, America

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0306801

    Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 15/07/1997.