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The role of men in hindering or promoting breastfeeding in Oshakati, Namibia
(University of the Western Cape, 2007)
Breastfeeding id important for the health and well-being of infants. WHO recommends globally, exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months and thereafter, adequate and safe complementary foods to be introduced and baby ...
Challenges faced by nurse-counselors in the implementation of HIV and infant feeding policy in Amathole District, Eastern Cape
(University of the Western Cape, 2008)
This study explores the challenges faced by nurse counselors in the implementation of HIV and Infant Feeding Policy in Amathole District of the Eastern Cape. Objectives: (i) To describe the demographic characteristics of ...
Knowledge of and attitudes towards kangaroo mother care in the Eastern Subdistrict, Cape Town
(University of the Western Cape, 2009)
Kangaroo mother care (KMC) was first initiated in Colombia due to shortages of incubators and the incidence of severe hospital infections of new-born infants during hospital stay (Feldman, 2004). Currently it is identified ...
W.H.O recommended infant feeding options: assessment of the challenges faced by HIV positive mothers in Mongu District, Zambia
W.H.O infant feeding options are presented as a package in the prevention of HIV transmission from mother to child. These infant feeding options are namely exclusive breastfeeding, replacement feeding and other options ...
Community perceptions, attitudes and knowledge regarding mother to child transmission of HIV: a baseline evaluation before the implementation of the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV Program using a short course of Nevirapine at Onandjokwe Hospital, Namibia
(University of the Western Cape, 2004)
Each year approximately 600 000 infants, most of them in Sub-Saharan Africa are born with HIV infection as a result of mother to child transmission of HIV. Whereas significant progress has been made in reduction of mother ...
Factors that influence exclusive breastfeeding in Windhoek district in Namibia
(University of the Western Cape, 2005)
Factors that influence exclusive breastfeeding in Namibia are important, especially in light of the implementation of the Baby and Mother Friendly Initiative. Infant feeding practices, especially breastfeeding, are important ...