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Title:Infant Feeding in Urban Kenya: A Pattern of Early Triple Nipple Feeding
Authors:Latham, M.C.
Elliott, Terry C.
Winikoff, B.ISNI
Kekovale, John
Van Esterik, Penny
Periodical:Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
Geographic term:Kenya
Subjects:baby food
Cultural Roles
Health, Nutrition, and Medicine
Sex Roles
Women and Their Children
External link:http://tropej.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/32/6/276
Abstract:The results of a study of infant feeding practices in Kenya carried out in 1982 among a representative sample of low and middle income mothers from the Nairobi area, are used to illustrate a situation where triple nipple infant feeding - i.e. where infants are fed on the same day with nipples both from a feeding bottle and the mothers' breasts - is prevalent in the first 3-4 months of life. The data suggest that infant feeding patterns are highly complex, and do not necessarily conform to the WHO typology, which gives little emphasis to the determinants of breast feeding and does not include factors such as age of introduction, prevalence, and extent of use of breast-milk substitutes. Ref.