Document Detail

Breastfeeding patterns in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11695733     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The rate of breastfeeding initiation and continuation through the first 6 months of life were assessed via interview and telephone follow-up in a prospective study of 130 mothers who consecutively delivered in hospital in Fujairah, UAE. The rate of initiation (83.2 per cent) and continuation at 2 months (72.6 per cent) was not significantly different from earlier studies. However, the rate of breastfeeding at 6 months (46.9 per cent) was lower than a 1992 study (p = 0.02). There were no significant associated factors with not breastfeeding at discharge from the maternity hospital and 2 months later. However, a significant inverse relationship with the level of general education of the mother for breastfeeding at 6 months was found, which is in contradistinction to Western countries where the rate of breastfeeding rises with increasing general education. This has implications for the type and targeting of future breastfeeding education programmes.
N M Sharief; S Margolis; T Townsend
Related Documents :
8158593 - Informed consent: what do patients want to know?
2217673 - Prognostic factors in acute renal failure following aortic aneurysm surgery.
12744363 - Endoscopic third ventriculostomy for shunt dysfunction in occlusive hydrocephalus: long...
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of tropical pediatrics     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0142-6338     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Trop. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  2001 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-11-06     Completed Date:  2001-12-13     Revised Date:  2006-03-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8010948     Medline TA:  J Trop Pediatr     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  304-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Breast Feeding*
Chi-Square Distribution
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
Infant, Newborn
Prospective Studies
United Arab Emirates

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  HBs antigen in children with suspicion of HIV infection.
Next Document:  Vitamin A and neonatal anthropometry.