Cultural barriers to exclusive breastfeeding by mothers in a rural area of Cameroon, Africa.

@article{Kakute2005CulturalBT,
  title={Cultural barriers to exclusive breastfeeding by mothers in a rural area of Cameroon, Africa.},
  author={Peter Nwenfu Kakute and John Ngum and Pat Mitchell and Kathryn A Kroll and Gideon Wangnkeh Forgwei and Lillian Keming Ngwang and Dorothy J Meyer},
  journal={Journal of midwifery & women's health},
  year={2005},
  volume={50 4},
  pages={324-8}
}
Because of the known nutritional and health benefits to the infant, the World Health Organization recommends that women in resource-poor countries exclusively breastfeed until their babies reach 6 months of age. In the primarily rural geographical region of the North West Province of Cameroon, previous studies identified the prevalence of breastfeeding to be 90%. It is common knowledge that women are culturally encouraged to mix-feed their infants, but the extent of these feeding practices is… CONTINUE READING

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