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dc.contributor.authorAbdul Raheem, Raheema
dc.contributor.supervisorDr Hui Jun Chih
dc.contributor.supervisorProf. Colin W. Binns
dc.contributor.supervisorDr Kay Sauer
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-30T10:09:23Z
dc.date.available2017-01-30T10:09:23Z
dc.date.created2014-10-31T07:41:17Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.date.submitted2014-10-31
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/1591
dc.description.abstract

A cohort study was undertaken on 458 mothers and their infants, selected from antenatal clinics in Malé, the capital city of the Republic of Maldives. Details of infant feeding and growth and maternal perinatal depression were recorded. Breastfeeding initiation is 100%, but there is a high rate of prelacteal and early complementary feeds. Perinatal depression rates are similar to other regional countries, but commonly results in early cessation of breastfeeding.

dc.languageen
dc.publisherCurtin University
dc.titleA cohort study of postnatal depression, infant feeding practices and infant growth in Male', the Republic of Maldives
dc.typeThesis
dcterms.educationLevelPh.D.
curtin.digitool.pid203463
curtin.departmentSchool of Public Health
curtin.accessStatusOpen access


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