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High initiation and long duration of breastfeeding despite absence of early skin-to-skin contact in Karen refugees on the Thai-Myanmar border: a mixed methods study.

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UNLABELLED: BACKGROUND: Early skin-to-skin contact (SSC) after birth is recommended as part of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) baby friendly health initiative to promote optimum breastfeeding. This paper reports rates of breastfeeding initiation and duration in a low resource environment, where early SSC is not practised, and explores views of pregnant women and midwives surrounding breastfeeding and swaddling. METHODS: Data from records from a single hospital on the Thai-Myanmar...

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10.1186/1746-4358-7-19

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Journal:
International breastfeeding journal
Volume:
7
Issue:
1
Pages:
19
Publication date:
2012-01-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1746-4358
ISSN:
1746-4358
URN:
uuid:e6c96955-b4cb-4bec-8837-cdc1d3cdf1a7
Source identifiers:
367635
Local pid:
pubs:367635
Language:
English

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