Growth and development of abandoned babies in institutional care in Nairobi.

@article{Otieno1999GrowthAD,
  title={Growth and development of abandoned babies in institutional care in Nairobi.},
  author={Phelgona Apondi Otieno and Ruth Nduati and Rachel N. Musoke and Aggrey Wasunna},
  journal={East African medical journal},
  year={1999},
  volume={76 8},
  pages={430-5}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the pattern of growth and development of institutionalised infants and to compare the outcome with that of infants living with their biological mothers. DESIGN A cross-sectional survey. SETTING Seven children's homes; Kenyatta National Hospital's New Born Unit and Well Baby Clinics in Nairobi, Kenya. PARTICIPANTS Eighty-two abandoned babies who fulfilled the selection criteria were recruited and for each abandoned baby two mothered babies matched for age and sex… CONTINUE READING
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