Maternal activity budgets: feasibility of exclusive breastfeeding for six months among urban women in Honduras.

@article{Cohen1995MaternalAB,
  title={Maternal activity budgets: feasibility of exclusive breastfeeding for six months among urban women in Honduras.},
  author={Roberta Cohen and K A. Haddix and Elena Hurtado and Kathryn G Dewey},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={1995},
  volume={41 4},
  pages={527-36}
}
Although exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months is likely to be beneficial for infant health, mothers often cite time pressures as a reason to introduce other foods. Using 12-hr in-home observations at 19 and 24 wk postpartum, we compared maternal activity budgets and time spent breastfeeding among low-income, urban mothers not employed outside the home who exclusively breastfed (EBF) or gave other foods in addition to breast milk (BF+SF). Breastfeeding time was similar between groups (averaging… CONTINUE READING

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