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Poor compliance with appropriate feeding practices in children under 2 y in Mexico.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17056824     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We evaluated breast-feeding and complementary feeding practices in Mexico, using data from a national probabilistic survey carried out in 17,716 households, with regional and urban-rural representation. Mothers of children <2 y old (n = 3,191) reported duration of breast-feeding and the ages of usual introduction of 7 food groups. The Kaplan-Meier method was used to estimate the median time of feeding events. Practices were analyzed by categories of ethnicity, housing condition, and place of residence (geographic region and degree of urbanization). We found that 86% of infants at 1 mo and 39% at 11 mo were breast-fed, whereas 60% at 1 mo and 8% at 6 mo were exclusively breast-fed. Early introduction (<6 mo) of water, nonhuman milk, nonnutritive liquids, and fruits and vegetables was reported for all categories studied. Also, early introduction of nutritive liquids, cereals and legumes, and animal foods other than milk occurred in all categories except rural areas and the indigenous population. Late introduction of solid foods was documented in large proportions of infants in rural areas and in poor families. Poorer, unemployed, and indigenous women, and those bearing males, had a significantly higher probability of feeding their infants as recommended by the WHO. Feeding practices were unrelated to attained growth when the influence of economic and social factors was considered. Results indicate the need to implement actions for the promotion of exclusive breast-feeding during the first 6 mo and of timely introduction of complementary foods thereafter.
Teresa González-Cossío; Juan Rivera-Dommarco; Hortensia Moreno-Macías; Eric Monterrubio; Jaime Sepúlveda
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of nutrition     Volume:  136     ISSN:  0022-3166     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Nutr.     Publication Date:  2006 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-10-23     Completed Date:  2006-12-04     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404243     Medline TA:  J Nutr     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2928-33     Citation Subset:  IM    
Research Center on Nutrition and Health, National Institute of Public Health (INSP), Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico.
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MeSH Terms
Breast Feeding
Infant Nutritional Physiological Phenomena*
Infant, Newborn

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