Traditional oral remedies and perceived breast milk insufficiency are major barriers to exclusive breastfeeding in rural Zimbabwe.

@article{Desai2014TraditionalOR,
  title={Traditional oral remedies and perceived breast milk insufficiency are major barriers to exclusive breastfeeding in rural Zimbabwe.},
  author={Amy Desai and Mduduzi N N Mbuya and Ancikaria Chigumira and Bernard Chasekwa and Jean Hawes Humphrey and Lawrence H. Moulton and Gretel H Pelto and Grace Gerema and Rebecca J Stoltzfus},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={2014},
  volume={144 7},
  pages={
          1113-9
        }
}
Only 5.8% of Zimbabwean infants are exclusively breastfed for the first 6 mo of life despite substantial investment in exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) promotion throughout the country. We conducted a survey of 295 mothers of infants <6 mo of age who were recruited from rural immunization clinics and outreach sites in the Midlands Province of Zimbabwe. We explored infant feeding knowledge, beliefs and attitudes, and details regarding facilitators for EBF mothers and first foods fed by non-EBF… CONTINUE READING
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