The extent of breast feeding in Dunedin 1974-83.


This study examined breast feeding practices in Dunedin, and aimed to identify determinants of breast feeding in this population. Infants' records were used for a 10 year period (1974-83) from the Royal New Zealand Plunket Society. An upward trend in breast feeding prevalence was observed. Breast feeding was more common in mothers of high socioeconomic… (More)