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Aspects of the growth and health of the suckling and weanling infant in Ethiopia

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This thesis examines inter-relationships between the feeding, health, and growth of infants (aged 0-24 months) in low-income households in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Mixed-longitudinal data were collected from a sample of 113 infants and their mothers in Kebele 11, Keftegna 24 from November 1987 to April 1988.

Breastfeeding is the culturally esteemed mode of infant feeding. The culture-specific concept of weaning places the emphasis on the termination of breastfeeding, with little cons...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Faculty of Anthropology and Geography
Publication date:
1991
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Barcode:
602327176
URN:
uuid:4ae5aa1a-c337-4b76-b7af-9b2c509cab61
Local pid:
td:602327176
Language:
English
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