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Breastfeeding in Vietnam: poverty, tradition, and economic transition.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8932039     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Breastfeeding's crucial role in infant health is almost universally recognized. Although nearly all Vietnamese women initiate breastfeeding and duration is lengthy, infant growth faltering and malnutrition are widespread. Based on an analysis of in-depth interviews, observation in hospitals, and the available literature, the paper argues that complacency about breastfeeding in Vietnam is unwarranted. Discussion focuses on the principal influences on infant feeding in Vietnam, among them poverty, rapid socio-economic change, marketing by formula manufacturers, and some traditional perceptions about childbirth. The conclusion considers possible directions for breastfeeding promotion to address these multiple influences.
M Morrow
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of human lactation : official journal of International Lactation Consultant Association     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0890-3344     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hum Lact     Publication Date:  1996 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-12-16     Completed Date:  1996-12-16     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8709498     Medline TA:  J Hum Lact     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  97-103     Citation Subset:  J; N    
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MeSH Terms
Breast Feeding*
Cultural Characteristics
Economics / trends
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
Mothers* / education,  psychology
Social Change*

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