Title

Infant Feeding Practices and Child Health in Bolivia

Keywords

breast-feeding, stunted growth, infants, child health

Abstract

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

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

1998-1

Publisher

Journal of Biosocial Science

Language

Englsih

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Sociology

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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