Constraints to adoption of appropriate breast feeding practices in a squatter settlement in Karachi, Pakistan.

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Appropriate breast feeding practices (ABFP) are important for successful lactation. Constraints to adoption of ABFP by mothers in a squatter settlement in Karachi, Pakistan are reported. One hundred and two mother-infant pairs were followed from birth to 16 weeks of age. Eighty-seven infants received prelacteal feeds of honey as a quasi-religious ritual, 16… (More)

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@article{Badruddin1997ConstraintsTA, title={Constraints to adoption of appropriate breast feeding practices in a squatter settlement in Karachi, Pakistan.}, author={Salma Halai Badruddin and Sumera Inam and Shireen A A Ramzanali and K. J. Hendricks}, journal={JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association}, year={1997}, volume={47 2}, pages={63-8} }