Josip Grgurić

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AIM To investigate the influence of 1991-1995 war on the prevalence, duration, and practice of breast-feeding Croatian children up to 5 years of age. METHOD In 1996, interviews were conducted in households with children up to 2 years of age (757 children) and 2-5 years of age (1,180 children). Data for war-free areas, war-affected areas, and areas(More)
We have analyzed certain epidemiological factors of sudden infant death syndrome (sex, age and infant's nationality, geographic and calendar death distribution, socio-economic conditions, age, marital status and mother's employment). Available statistics reports and death certificates for 22 from the total of 24 registered cases of sudden infant death(More)
During the last decade there has been increasing interest in possible long-term benefits of breastfeeding for health and development. Most relevant studies published from the second half of 2001 to 2006 suggest that breastfeeding is likely to protect against later obesity, type 1 diabetes, coeliac disease, inflammatory bowel diseases and childhood cancer.(More)
The effects of implementation WHO/UNICEF Breastfeeding Hospital Initiative (BFHI) and community postnatal support on breastfeeding rates were examined during and after the breastfeeding promotion campaign in one county of Croatia. Comparison with a control group indicated increase of breastfeeding prevalence in a period of BFHI implementation (1994-1998) -(More)
Considerable success in the management of chronic diarrhoea has been reported using a modular diet (MD), with gradual increments in every nutrient toward a full-strength formula. As the commercially prepared constituents are unavailable in Croatia, we have developed a home-made MD based on boiled minced chicken meat, sunflower oil emulsion, sucrose and(More)
The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) was launched in Croatia in 1993. By 1998, 15 of 34 maternity facilities were designated "Baby-Friendly." Introduction of hospital bags, violating the International Code of the Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes, led to a standstill in the BFHI. The aim of this article is to describe the successful reintroduction(More)
Three hundred and twenty eight examined adult men and 346 examined adult women were macrosomic at birth (4000 g or over). The control group consisted of 564 adult men and 749 adult women with birth weights of 2500 to 3999 g. Both male and female macrosomic babies achieve greater weights and heights in adulthood than those in the control group. There are(More)
AIM Duration of breastfeeding, socio-demographic and psychosocial characteristics of the mothers attending breastfeeding support groups were investigated. METHODS All examined mothers were cared for according to the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) of the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF. The investigated group of mothers attended a(More)