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Type Journal Article - Journal of biosocial science
Title An evaluation of a national breast-feeding promotion programme in Honduras
Volume 23
Issue 01
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 1991
Page numbers 5-21
URL http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1999447
A significant increase occurred in the initiation and duration of breast-feeding among Honduran women between 1981 and 1987. Changes in population characteristics (e.g. level of education of women) would be expected to lead to a decrease in breast-feeding at each infant age, but these were offset by behavioural changes that led to an increase in the likelihood of initiation and continuation of breast-feeding. An exploration of relevant factors suggests that the PROALMA breast-feeding promotion programme has had a profound effect on the breast-feeding behaviour of Honduran mothers.

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