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Breastfeeding and its determinants in Nairobi, Kenya, implications for infant feeding guidelines for HIV-1 infected mothers

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dc.contributor.author Muu, Francis Ndungo en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-07-12T19:41:33Z
dc.date.available 2007-07-12T19:41:33Z
dc.date.issued 2001-07-01T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/2667
dc.description.abstract 'Objectives'. (1) To determine the pattern of breastfeeding in urban mothers with known and unknown HIV infection status. (2) To identify factors associated with choice of breastfeeding in these mothers. (3) To document differences in breastfeeding patterns in these mothers. 'Design and method'. A cross sectional survey carried out in two hospitals and two maternal and child health (MCH) clinics in Nairobi. A total of 463 mothers were recruited to the following groups: Group 1 (n = 333): Mothers with unknown HIV infection status. Group 2 (n = 73): HIV-infected mothers counseled on infant feeding prenatally. Group 3 (n = 57): HIV-infected mothers counseled on infant feeding postnatally. 'Conclusions'. Although breastfeeding initiation is universal or near universal, exclusive breastfeeding is low at birth, and rare by 3 months for mothers with unknown HIV infection status. There is need to strengthen and promote exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months followed by breastfeeding with supplementary feeding throughout the first two years of life and beyond for these mothers. (Abstract shortened by UMI.) en_US
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dc.language en en_US
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dc.title Breastfeeding and its determinants in Nairobi, Kenya, implications for infant feeding guidelines for HIV-1 infected mothers en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.degree.discipline Community Health Sciences en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US


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