publication . Article . 2003

Breastfeeding and its relation to child nutrition in rural Chiang Mai, Thailand

Panpanich, Ratana; Vitsupakorn, Kannika; Brabin, Bernard;
Restricted English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2003
A cross-sectional study was conducted to evaluate current breastfeeding practices among a population in a remote rural area of Chiang Mai, Thailand. Three hundred and ninety-five women with children aged less than 36 months were studied. Mothers were interviewed and anthropometric status of children was assessed. Seventy per cent of them were from a hill-tribe ethnic group and 30 per cent were Thai. The results showed that breastfeeding was highly prevalent amongst the hill-tribe population especially in uneducated multiparous women. Only 53.6 per cent of children were exclusively breastfed in the first six months of life. Breastfeeding tended to be continued un...
Download from
Article . 2003
Provider: NARCIS
Powered by OpenAIRE Open Research Graph
Any information missing or wrong?Report an Issue