publication . Article . 2003

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

Panpanich, Ratana; Vitsupakorn, Kannika; Brabin, Bernard;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2003
Abstract
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...
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