Rates and determinants of early initiation of breastfeeding and exclusive breast feeding at 42 days postnatal in six low and middle-income countries: A prospective cohort study

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BACKGROUND Early initiation of breastfeeding after birth and exclusive breastfeeding through six months of age confers many health benefits for infants; both are crucial high impact, low-cost interventions. However, determining accurate global rates of these crucial activities has been challenging. We use population-based data to describe: (1) rates of… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1742-4755-12-S2-S10

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@inproceedings{Patel2015RatesAD, title={Rates and determinants of early initiation of breastfeeding and exclusive breast feeding at 42 days postnatal in six low and middle-income countries: A prospective cohort study}, author={Archana Behram Patel and Sherri L. Bucher and Yamini V. Pusdekar and Fabian Esamai and Nancy F. Krebs and Shivaprasad S. Goudar and Elwyn Nachanya Chomba and Ana L Garces and Omrana Pasha and Sarah Saleem and Bhalachandra S. Kodkany and Edward A. Liechty and Richard J. Derman and Waldemar A. Carlo and K Michael Hambidge and Robert L Goldenberg and Fernando Althabe12 and Mabel B Berrueta and Janet L. Moore and Elizabeth M Mcclure and Marion Koso-Thomas and Patricia Hibberd}, booktitle={Reproductive health}, year={2015} }