A cohort study of feeding patterns and health outcomes of infants in the Rufiji district of Tanzania
|dc.contributor.supervisor||Dr Roslyn Giglia|
|dc.contributor.supervisor||Prof. Colin Binns|
|dc.contributor.supervisor||Dr Kay Sauer|
A mother-infant pair cohort study with 1302 participants was undertaken in the Rufiji district of rural Tanzania. Almost all infants (99%) were breastfed but only 2% were exclusively breastfed until six months of age. Lower maternal and paternal education levels, the use of pre-lacteal feeds, religion and maternal ownership of a radio were associated with exclusive breastfeeding. There was no statistical significant difference in growth and infection rates between exclusively and non-exclusively breastfed infants.
|dc.title||A cohort study of feeding patterns and health outcomes of infants in the Rufiji district of Tanzania|
|curtin.department||School of Public Health|