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ROSENBURG, Ondina. Lacteal feeding, in the first year of lite, of children admitted to an assistential hospital of S. Paulo city, Brazil. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 1973, vol.7, n.4, pp.381-388. ISSN 1518-8787.

The study of the kind of lacteal feeding of 667 and 294 children admitted to an Assistential Hospital of S. Paulo City in 1969 and 1972, showed a reduction of breast feeding, in the first year of life, from 5.84% in 1969 to 3.61% in 1972, and of mixed feeding from 5.54% to 4.41%. In the fisrt semester of life, the dropping of breast feeding was from 6.69% in 1969 to 4.81% in 1972, the same occurring with mixed feeding. In 1969, breast feeding decreased from 23.21% in the first month to 4.06% in the secand month, and in 1972, from 23.07% in the first month to 3.33% in the second month. The frequency of artificial feeding on powdered milk raised from 81.10% in 1969 to 82.32% in 1972.

Keywords : Lactation; Hospital, pediatric; Community health services.

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