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Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral

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AVALOS GONZALEZ, María Marlen. Behavior of some biosocial factors related to breastfeeding in babies aged less than 1 year. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 2011, vol.27, n.3, pp.323-331. ISSN 0864-2125.

INTRODUCTION: The progressive neglect of breastfeeding has been considered a "new disease own of XX and XXI centuries"where a series of very diverse factors have been influenced. OBJECTIVE: To characterize the behavior of biosocial factors related to breastfeeding in babies aged less than 1 year. METHODS: A cross-sectional and descriptive study was conducted in 158 births occurred in 2008 in "Aleida Chardiet"health area. Authors used the bibliographic, documentary study and the criteria contrast from different authors as a theoretical procedure, in addition to the empirical ones. RESULTS: Only in the 55.7 % of study infants it was possible to achieve a successful breastfeeding, figures under the international recommendations. The early wean occurred in the 44.3 % and the more frequent reason was the mother hypogalactia. CONCLUSIONS: The more frequent reason for the early wean was supported by the mother criterion related to a insufficient milk production and obtaining.

Keywords : Breastfeeding; mother age; schooling; reasons for the early wean.

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