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Knowledge of, and attitudes to giving expressed breastmilk to infants in rural coastal Kenya; focus group discussions of first time mothers and their advisers

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Background: The World Health Organization (WHO)/UNICEF Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative step number five of the "Ten steps to successful breastfeeding" states "Show mothers how to breastfeed and how to maintain lactation even if they should be separated from their infants." Urban mothers in Nairobi have low rates of exclusive breastfeeding after returning to work but there are no published data on rural Kenya mothers' infant feeding practices when working or schooling away from home. Method...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1186/s13006-018-0158-9

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
NDM; Tropical Medicine
Oxford college:
Nuffield College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-1236-849X
Publisher:
BioMed Central Publisher's website
Journal:
International Breastfeeding Journal Journal website
Volume:
13
Issue:
16
Publication date:
2018-04-30
Acceptance date:
2018-03-28
DOI:
EISSN:
1746-4358
Pubs id:
pubs:846788
URN:
uri:485d9f7d-68a2-46c2-a161-8c716b9fa0d9
UUID:
uuid:485d9f7d-68a2-46c2-a161-8c716b9fa0d9
Local pid:
pubs:846788
Paper number:
16

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