Year

1993

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Department of Public Health and Nutrition

Abstract

It is the responsibility of professionals working in health care to foster the establishment of practices that positively effect health. Breast feeding is one such practice. The aims of this investigation were to determine the prevalence of breast feeding in the Northern Territory and to identify causes of early breast feeding cessation. The sample included infants bom in the Northem Territory between 1 September and 1 December 1992. Results were analysed for three distinct groups.

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