Impact of an outreach support on the exclusive breastfeeding at the age of 6 months

Abstract Number Theme Presentation Type Cover Approved
0205 Risks or risk/ benefit of micronutrient interventions Poster Not Approved


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The aim of the study is to show that the use of a support counseling in breastfeeding can increase its duration


Comparative prospective study from November 2012 to April 2013 . 400 women were divided into two groups one of which received support counseling brestfeeding. Moms We followed them for a period of 6 months. The primary outcome studied was breastfeeding rates at 6 months.


The average duration of exclusive breastfeeding was 4 months and half against 3 months in the control group.A6 month breastfeeding rate was 79% versus 58% in the control group (P0.00), with an exclusive breastfeeding rate of 58% in the study group and 19% in the control group (p = 0.000).


Counseling support can have an impact on the duration of breastfeeding by increasing the duration and especially the duration of exclusive breastfeeding. Indeed this support has improved some practices of mothers in breastfeeding as early addition of other liquids.

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