Knowledge of Iraqi Primary Health Care Physicians about Breastfeeding


 
Language:

English

Authors:

Al-Zwaini EJ, Al-Haili SJ, Al-Alousi TM

Series/Journal Title:

Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal

Volume:

14

Issue:

2

Pages:

8

Description:

A questionnaire survey was conducted on 50 primary health care physicians in Iraq to assess their knowledge and identify misperceptions about breastfeeding. Basic knowledge about the main processes of breastfeeding was good (when to start feeding, frequency of feeding, relactation, importance of psychological factors), but there were deficiencies in their ability to deal with some practical problems related to breastfeeding. Steps for improving the knowledge and training are addressed. [from abstract]

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Geographic Focus

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