Effects of hospital policies and practices on initiation and duration of breastfeeding.

  title={Effects of hospital policies and practices on initiation and duration of breastfeeding.},
  author={Rosa Manganaro and Lucia Marseglia and Carmelo Mam{\`i} and Antonina Paolata and Romana Gargano and Maurizio Mondello and Antonio Puliafito and Maria Grazia Gemelli},
  journal={Child: care, health and development},
  volume={35 1},
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to verify if hospital policies and practices, independently of main maternal sociodemographic determinants, influence initiation and duration of breastfeeding. METHODS The study was carried out at the Immunization Centre of Messina where all infants born in the four maternity wards of Messina are vaccinated, using a structured questionnaire, constructed in conformity with the methodology suggested by the WHO. RESULTS Data analysis, performed by non… CONTINUE READING

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