Breast feeding initiation and duration: comparison of French and German mothers.

  title={Breast feeding initiation and duration: comparison of French and German mothers.},
  author={Vera Walburg and Maja Goehlich and Marlene Conquet and Stacey Callahan and Axel Schoelmerich and Henri Chabrol},
  volume={26 1},
BACKGROUND approximately 56% of babies in France are breast fed at birth compared with approximately 91% in Germany. Few studies have compared these neighbouring countries despite the similarities in their social systems. OBJECTIVES to compare breast-feeding initiation and duration from birth to 3 months post partum between French and German mothers, as well as reasons for breast-feeding cessation in the first 3 months. DESIGN mothers were contacted twice during the study: immediately after… CONTINUE READING

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