[An epidemiological study of breast-feeding practice in the referral population of USSL 46 "Alto Mantovano", the Lombardy region. Unità di servizio screening locale]

Minerva Pediatr. 1993 May;45(5):181-7.
[Article in Italian]


The aim of this study is to assess the prevalence of breast feeding in the children population of familial advisory bureau in our territory, the reasons for the choice of this kind of nutrition and its duration. The authors also researched if there is some relationship between the choice of feeding and the kind of parturition, mother age, her education and job. The possible influence of the preparatory course of childbirth attendance, mass media and family on this choice was researched to complete the study.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Breast Feeding* / statistics & numerical data
  • Female
  • Hospitals, Community* / statistics & numerical data
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Italy / epidemiology
  • Maternal Age
  • Motivation
  • Referral and Consultation* / statistics & numerical data
  • Time Factors