The effectiveness of a hospital-based program to promote exclusive breast-feeding among low-income women in Brazil.
This study examined the effectiveness of a hospital program to promote exclusive breast-feeding in Santos.
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).
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.
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.