SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.23 número8Evolução da contagem de células T CD4+ de portadores de AIDS em contextos socialmente desiguaisEstudo da incidência de abuso sexual contra crianças no Rio de Janeiro, Brasil: an incidence study índice de autoresíndice de assuntospesquisa de artigos
Home Pagelista alfabética de periódicos  

Serviços Personalizados

Journal

Artigo

Indicadores

Links relacionados

Compartilhar


Cadernos de Saúde Pública

versão impressa ISSN 0102-311Xversão On-line ISSN 1678-4464

Resumo

CALDEIRA, Antônio Prates; AGUIAR, Gabriel Nobre de; MAGALHAES, Weslane Almeida Cavalcanti  e  FAGUNDES, Gizele Carmem. Knowledge and practices in breastfeeding promotion by Family Health teams in Montes Claros, Brazil. Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 2007, vol.23, n.8, pp.1965-1970. ISSN 0102-311X.  https://doi.org/10.1590/S0102-311X2007000800023.

The Family Health Strategy has been implemented in Brazil with the aim of reorganizing the health care system with an emphasis on promotion and prevention. Thus, encouragement for breastfeeding is one of the most important activities by family health care teams. The objective of this study was to assess knowledge and practices by family health care teams in relation to breastfeeding. In addition to a questionnaire on health professionals' characteristics, a specific knowledge test on breastfeeding was conducted with 41 physicians and nurses and another test on the same subject was given to 152 community health workers. Scores were above 80% on the advantages of breastfeeding in all the teams, but knowledge on practical issues concerning technique and management of the main problems encountered in breastfeeding was not uniform among the health professions. Nurses scored better than physicians, and community health workers had the lowest scores. Practical activities to promote breastfeeding were not developed uniformly among health care professionals. There is a need for systematic and ongoing training in breastfeeding management in the family health teams.

Palavras-chave : Breast Feeeding; Family Health Program; Primary Health Care; Health Promotion.

        · resumo em Português     · texto em Português     · Português ( pdf )

 

Creative Commons License Todo o conteúdo deste periódico, exceto onde está identificado, está licenciado sob uma Licença Creative Commons