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Breastfeeding survey in refugee camps in Macedonia

Author: Stonjanoska, Janeva & Venovska - IBFAN
Year: 1999
Resource type: Report

BREASFEEDING SURVEY IN REFUGEE CAMPS IN MACEDONIA. Biljana Ancevska Stojanoska,MD, Nadica Janeva,MD,Katerina Venovska,MD. Centar for family motherhood and childhood support- Ibfan Macedonia. No date but around 1999.

Systematic random survey of 3 large camps and of smaller camps together - Asked 2 questions with yes/no answer :“.Does your child receive breast milk ? and “Does your child receive infant formula?” While most <4months had received b/milk survey doesn't show exclusive, the baseline figures etc. Also says that 23% did not receive b/milk or infant formula - put down to being weaned.
Despite problems found that 'the mothers in the camps  recognized  liquid milk as appropriate food for their children under 4 months. Some mothers who were not receiving enough food for themselves chose not to breast fed  in order to give their children “good” donated food' and that the knowledge and attitudes of the aid workers on IFE was very variable.

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