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The effect of antenatal preparation and postnatal support on breast feeding in a group of Johannesburg mothers between January 1983 and November 1984.

In partial fulfillment of the
requirements for the degree of
in the subject
at the
UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND / This study was conducted in order to draw a profile of the breast
feeding practices of a group of White Johannesburg mothers and to
ascertain whether factors such as antenatal preparation and
postnatal support could be linked to breast feeding success or
For the purpose of this study the breast feeding experience was
considered successful if the baby was breast fed for 3 months or
An interview schedule was drawn up and 200 mothers were
interviewed over an eighteen month period when they brought their
babies to the Municipal Health Clinic for immunisations.
the results of this survey showed that less than 50% of the
sample were still breast feeding at 3 months.
The profile of the successtul breast feeder that emerged was the
following:- English speaking, comes from the higher social class
and income bracket. has breast fed a previous baby successfully.
(Abbreviation abstract) / Andrew Chakane 2019
Date January 1991
CreatorsTaback, Adele Ethne
Source SetsSouth African National ETD Portal
Detected LanguageEnglish

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