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“When you give birth you will not be without your mother”. A mixed methods study of advice on breastfeeding for first-time mothers in rural coastal Kenya

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Background: Exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life is currently recommended by the World Health Organization, but mixed feeding earlier than this commonly occurs in rural coastal Kenya. Mothers may receive conflicting advice on breastfeeding from various sources including health workers, relatives and community members. We aimed to find out how first-time mothers learn to breastfeed, who advises them on infant feeding and what advice they obtain in case of any breastfeeding pr...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1186/s13006-016-0069-6

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Name:
Wellcome Trust
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Ngari, M
Berkley, J
Mwangome, M
Grant:
103926
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103926
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Kwale County Government
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Mumbo, E
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The University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
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Mramba, L
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Kenya Medical Research Institute
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Tsofa, B
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Crosslinks
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Talbert, A
Publisher:
BioMed Central
Journal:
International Breastfeeding Journal More from this journal
Volume:
11
Issue:
10
Publication date:
2016-01-01
Acceptance date:
2016-04-17
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ISSN:
1746-4358
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pubs:616622
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uuid:f8dc94e0-31aa-4d49-a1f4-3d3e83634fb3
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pubs:616622
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616622
Deposit date:
2016-04-19

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