Prelacteal infant feeding practices in rural Egypt.

  title={Prelacteal infant feeding practices in rural Egypt.},
  author={Mohammad Mosharoff Hossain and Mohamed M. Radwan and Sobhy Arafa and Manal Habib and H L DuPont},
  journal={Journal of tropical pediatrics},
  volume={38 6},
Data collected during a prospective cohort study of infant feeding and health in rural Bilbeis, Egypt, were analysed to define prelacteal infant feeding practices, identify their determinants, and assess whether these practices were predictive of breastfeeding and supplementation patterns and diarrhoea incidence during infancy. Sixty per cent (89/149) of study infants were prelacteally fed sugar-water, teas, or both. Lack of milk in the mother's breast (74 per cent), and maternal exhaustion or… CONTINUE READING

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