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Revista Archivo Médico de Camagüey

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ESTRADA RODRIGUEZ, Janice; AMARGOS RAMIREZ, Jaqueline; REYES DOMINGUEZ, Belkis  y  GUEVARA BASULTO, Ania. Educational intervention on breast-feeding. AMC [online]. 2010, vol.14, n.2. ISSN 1025-0255.

Background: the problem of not suckle until the sixth month of life, affects today, no favorable results has been obtained in spite of the advantages that offers breast-feeding and its protective effect has demonstrated breast-fed children present less incidence of respiratory, gastrointestinal diseases and otitis media acute. Objective: to elevate the level of knowledge on breast-feeding. Method: an educational intervention study, in five doctor’s offices of the East Polyclinic of Camagüey Municipality was conducted, from March to December 2007, in fifty-one pregnant women that had had children, with probable childbirth date from April 1st up to May 30; a form with different variables and a knowledge survey before and after the intervention was applied. Results: the greatest number of pregnant women in the age from twenty-five to twenty-nine years was found, those that more suckled were those of pre-university schooling and workers. After the intervention the number of mothers that suckled, increased as well as the level of knowledge in the imparted topics. Conclusions: the intervention was satisfactory since it was achieved the greater percent of mothers suckled until the sixth month and the level of knowledge on breast-feeding increased.


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