[The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative and breastfeeding in a neonatal unit].

@article{Vannuchi2004TheBH,
  title={[The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative and breastfeeding in a neonatal unit].},
  author={Marli Terezinha Oliveira Vannuchi and Carlos Augusto Monteiro and Marina Ferreira R{\'e}a and Selma Maffei de Andrade and Tiemi Matsuo},
  journal={Revista de saude publica},
  year={2004},
  volume={38 3},
  pages={422-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative on breastfeeding practices among newborns admitted to a neonatal unit, during hospitalization and during the first six months of life. METHODS The medical records of all newborns admitted to the neonatal unit of a teaching hospital in 1994 (N=285) and 1998 (N=368) were reviewed, and information on the infants' feeding practices during hospitalization and during the first six months of life was analyzed. The duration of… CONTINUE READING

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