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Investigation of breastfeeding rates in deprived areas - literature review

Date: March 2012
Category: Report
Work programme: Understanding Glasgow
Author: 'Tomi Ajetunmobi, Bruce Whyte

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As part of GCPH research on increases in breastfeeding rates in deprived areas, a literature review on breastfeeding has been completed.

This paper reviews measurement and definitions of breastfeeding, its benefits, maternal factors that influence likelihood to breastfeed, health serivce influences and effective interventions.