Food insecurity is associated with attitudes towards exclusive breastfeeding among women in urban Kenya.

@article{WebbGirard2012FoodII,
  title={Food insecurity is associated with attitudes towards exclusive breastfeeding among women in urban Kenya.},
  author={Aimee Webb-Girard and Anne Cherobon and Samwel Mbugua and Elizabeth Kamau-Mbuthia and Allison Amin and Daniel W. Sellen},
  journal={Maternal & child nutrition},
  year={2012},
  volume={8 2},
  pages={199-214}
}
This study aimed to document whether food insecurity was associated with beliefs and attitudes towards exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) among urban Kenyan women. We conducted structured interviews with 75 human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-affected and 75 HIV-status unknown, low-income women who were either pregnant or with a child ≤24 months and residing in Nakuru, Kenya to generate categorical and open-ended responses on knowledge, attitudes and beliefs towards EBF and food insecurity. We… CONTINUE READING
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