Breast Feeding and Mothers Employment

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02/4/2014 12:26 PM

Breast Feeding and Mothers Employment

Huda A. Habib, MBChB, IFCMS/FM,
Nada J. AI-Ward, MBChB/ MFPHM(I)

Background: An important factor influencing duration of breastfeeding is mother’s employment status. The nutritional, immunological, psychological and economic benefits of breastfeeding are well documented. Both UNICEF and the World Health Organization recommend mothers should breastfeed exclusively for at least 6 months.
Objectives: To determine how the employment and the employment variables (type of work, time of return to work and hours of work) influence the breast feeding practices.

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