Infant Feeding Practices and Child Health in Bolivia
breast-feeding, stunted growth, infants, child health
The effects of breast-feeding and supplementation practices on recent diarrhoea occurrence and stunted growth are modelled using logistic regression techniques. Data from the Demographic and Health Survey of Bolivia, 1989, show that, among children aged 3-36 months at the date of interview, the benefits of breast-feeding to child health were most pronounced among children living in rural poverty. Reduced breast-feeding among these children increased the likelihood of diarrhoea and stunted growth. In addition, the introduction of solid foods to currently lactating infants negatively influenced child health.
Original Publication Citation
Forste, Renata. 1998. “Infant Feeding Practices and Child Health in Bolivia.” Journal of Biosocial Science30:107-125
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Forste, Renata, "Infant Feeding Practices and Child Health in Bolivia" (1998). Faculty Publications. 2807.
Journal of Biosocial Science
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
© 1998 Cambridge University Press