Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended worldwide but not commonly practised.
We undertook a randomised controlled study of the efficacy of home-based peer counselling to increase the proportion of exclusive breastfeeding among mothers and infants residing in periurban Mexico City. (...) Interpretation : This is the first reported community-based randomised trial of breastfeeding promotion.
Early and repeated contact with peer counsellors was associated with a significant increase in breastfeeding exclusivity and duration.
The two-fold decrease in diarrhoea demonstrates the importance of breastfeeding promotion to infant health.
Mots-clés Pascal : Allaitement, Mère, Diarrhée, Prévention, Essai clinique, Mexique, Milieu urbain, Nourrisson, Promotion santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Breast feeding, Mother, Diarrhea, Prevention, Clinical trial, Mexico, Urban environment, Infant, Health promotion
Notice produite par :
ENSP - Ecole nationale de la santé publique (devenue EHESP)
Cote : 99/04 V
Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 16/11/1999.