Breast feeding--a study of 8750 Malaysian infants.

  title={Breast feeding--a study of 8750 Malaysian infants.},
  author={Indra Pathmanathan},
  journal={The Medical journal of Malaysia},
  volume={33 2},
Infant feeding patterns in Malaysia were assessed using data obtained by interviewing 5160 women who gave birth to 8755 babies in 3 urban areas and 6 rural areas from 1970-1974. The study was undertaken in an effort to determine appropriate strategies for promoting breast-feeding. 64.2% of the 8755 were breast-fed. Considerable variation in breast-feeding patterns was observed when the data was analyzed in reference to ethnic affiliation, residence, family income, and mother's educational level… CONTINUE READING

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