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Breast-Feeding Patterns in the Philippines: A Prospective Analysis


Zohoori, Namvar; Popkin, Barry M.; & Fernandez, Maria Erlinda (1993). Breast-Feeding Patterns in the Philippines: A Prospective Analysis. Journal of Biosocial Science, 25(1), 127-138.


Data from the Cebu Longitudinal Health and Nutrition Survey have been used to examine breast-feeding patterns in the Metropolitan Cebu region of the Philippines. The results show that there is extensive and early use of non-nutritive liquids, resulting in low levels of exclusive breast-feeding. The use of cross-sectional versus longitudinal data, the definition of exclusive breast-feeding, and movements in and out of the exclusively breast-fed category, are considered.


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Journal of Biosocial Science


Zohoori, Namvar
Popkin, Barry M.
Fernandez, Maria Erlinda