Maternal beliefs and perceptions about breastfeeding and weaning were investigated in a series of in-depth, open-ended interviews with 20 mothers of infants aged 2-12 months in a poor neighborhood of metropolitan Cairo during July-September 1990.
The traditional pattern of breastfeeding well into or through the second year of life is changing rapidly, although essentially all mothers still wish to breastfeed and do so at least initially.
Beliefs and behaviors reported varied somewhat by rural/urban origins of the mother herself, but exhibited consensus on many issues.
The ability to breastfeed successfully is perceived to be a blessing, and to require maturity, patience and a sense of responsibility.
Mots-clés Pascal : Diarrhée, Allaitement, Perception sociale, Nutrition, Etude longitudinale, Nourrisson, Homme, Appareil digestif pathologie, Intestin pathologie, Sevrage, Attitude, Croyance, Mère, Lait maternel, Egypte, Afrique, Zone suburbaine, Pauvreté
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Diarrhea, Breast feeding, Social perception, Nutrition, Follow up study, Infant, Human, Digestive diseases, Intestinal disease, Weaning, Attitude, Belief, Mother, Breast milk, Egypt, Africa, Suburban zone, Poverty
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Code Inist : 002B29B. Création : 199406.