Early Initiation of and Exclusive Breastfeeding in Large-scale Community-based Programmes in Bolivia and Madagascar

@inproceedings{Baker2006EarlyIO,
  title={Early Initiation of and Exclusive Breastfeeding in Large-scale Community-based Programmes in Bolivia and Madagascar},
  author={Elizabeth Jean Baker and Linda C. Sanei and Nadra Franklin},
  booktitle={Journal of health, population, and nutrition},
  year={2006}
}
About one-fourth to one-half of all infant deaths in developing countries occur in the first week of life. Immediate breastfeeding within the first hour, followed by early exclusive breastfeeding, improves the health and survival status of newborns. The aim of this study was to demonstrate that breastfeeding practices, crucial to infant health, can be improved at scale in developing countries. During 1999-2003, the LINKAGES Project, funded by the United States Agency for International… CONTINUE READING
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