Determinants of breastfeeding initiation in Ireland.

Published on Aug 1, 2016in Irish Journal of Medical Science1.568
· DOI :10.1007/S11845-015-1333-2
Louise Gallagher41
Estimated H-index: 41
(Trinity College, Dublin),
Cecily Begley52
Estimated H-index: 52
(Trinity College, Dublin),
Mike Clarke127
Estimated H-index: 127
(Trinity College, Dublin)
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Abstract
Background Ireland continues to rank among countries with the lowest breastfeeding initiation rates. National and regional studies also show that few women in Ireland who initiate exclusive breastfeeding continue to breastfeed for the recommended 6 months.
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