CitationAdair, Linda S.; Popkin, Barry M.; & Guilkey, David K. (1993). The Duration of Breast-Feeding: How Is it Affected by Biological, Sociodemographic, Health Sector, and Food Industry Factors?. Demography, 30(1), 63-80.
AbstractBreast-feeding duration has important effects on a wide array of demographic and maternal and infant health outcomes. This study uses a discrete-time logit hazards model to explore the relationship of biological, sociodemographic, health sector, and food industry practices on the duration of full and partial breast-feeding in a sample of more than 2,600 infants from the Cebu Longitudinal Health and Nutrition Survey. Food industry and health sector practices (such as distribution of free samples of infant formula), the mother’s perception of being pregnant, infant fatness, and a set of standard sociodemographic factors all affect breast-feeding duration significantly.
Reference TypeJournal Article
Author(s)Adair, Linda S.
Popkin, Barry M.
Guilkey, David K.