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Ethnic Differences in Breastfeeding Initiation and Duration among Mothers Attending Primary Healthcare Clinics in Paramaribo, Suriname

This cross sectional study among mothers attending health clinics in Paramaribo, Suriname, demonstrated considerable differences in breastfeeding initiation and duration by maternal ethnicity. Other maternal and child factors did not account for observed differences.


Objective: To determine the association between maternal ethnicity and breastfeeding initiation (child ever fed breastmilk) and duration (child breastfed for at least 6 months) in Suriname.

11 Jan, 2017
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e-Published: 26 Jan, 2017


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