Factors related to starting breast-feeding in our setting: differences among four basic health zones
Reference of this article.:
Yaque M, Castillo E, Praena Crespo M, Sancho C, Fernández A, Herrera C y cols. Factores relacionados con el inicio de la lactancia materna en nuestro medio: diferencias entre cuatro zonas básicas de salud. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2000;2:231-239..
Published in Internet: 30/06/2000
Objectives: To study the factors related to initial breastfeeding of 280 children from the
health centres (Z.B.S.) the ?Candelaria?, 317 ?Cerro del Águila?, 241 ?Poligono Sur? and
356 ?Torreblanca?, all born in Seville between 1st january 1994 and 30th june 1995 and
who attended the Healthy Child Programme approximately within the first month.
Method: A parallel test is carried out between the variable ?initial breastfeeding? and
other social family facts, prenatal care, birth and new-born characteristics. Results between
four health centres are compared.
Results: It is stated: 1. Different population characteristics in each one of the health centres.
2. Different influences in the study factors in each one of the health centres (social family risk, pregnancy and clinical check-ups). 3. Favourable contacts between the four health
centres from the beginning of natural breastfeeding to maternal education programme attendance,
short hospital stay and adequate birth weight of the newly born.
Conclusions: Attention should be focused on the efforts in these three latter aspects of
Keywords: Initial breastfeeding.
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