Initiation rate and duration of breast-feeding in the Melbourne aboriginal community.

@article{Holmes1997InitiationRA,
  title={Initiation rate and duration of breast-feeding in the Melbourne aboriginal community.},
  author={Wendy Holmes and Jackie Phillips and Lorna E. Thorpe},
  journal={Australian and New Zealand journal of public health},
  year={1997},
  volume={21 5},
  pages={500-3}
}
Breast-feeding is important for child health and helps to protect the child against infections. The objective of this study was to determine baseline breast-feeding rates in the Melbourne Aboriginal community prior to a breast-feeding promotion project. A brief questionnaire was administered to 116 mothers of infants up to two years of age with a Melbourne metropolitan address. During their pregnancies, 99 (85.3 per cent) of the women had planned to breast-feed, and 98 (84.5 per cent, 95 per… CONTINUE READING