Breast-feeding in a socio-economically disadvantaged area of Cape Town. Part II. The introduction of an educational and support programme.

Abstract

A study of the infant-feeding practices of a socio-economically disadvantaged community in the Cape Peninsula suggested the need for improved support and education of mothers during the perinatal period. Such a programme was introduced and the study was repeated 2 years later. It was found that a significant increase in the rate of breast-feeding had occurred. It is suggested that the programme might have made an important contribution to this improvement.

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@article{Hoffman1984BreastfeedingIA, title={Breast-feeding in a socio-economically disadvantaged area of Cape Town. Part II. The introduction of an educational and support programme.}, author={Margaret Hoffman and Niamh Durcan and Peter B Disler}, journal={South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde}, year={1984}, volume={66 2}, pages={66-7} }