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CARRASCOZA, Karina Camillo; COSTA JUNIOR, Áderson Luiz  and  MORAES, Antônio Bento Alves de. The early weaning and extended breastfeeding influent factors. Estud. psicol. (Campinas) [online]. 2005, vol.22, n.4, pp.433-440. ISSN 0103-166X.

The aim of this study was to identify influent factors on the early weaning and extended breastfeeding occurrences. The sample was composed by two groups of 40 mothers each, whose children were patients of the preventive program offered at Centro de Pesquisa e Atendimento Odontológico para Pacientes Especiais, Faculdade de Odontologia de Piracicaba Universidade Estadual de Campinas . Group I was consisted by mothers who had weaned before their children were six months old , and group II was consisted by mothers who had extended the breastfeeding beyond their baby's first year. A specific questionnaire was applied during individual interviews, and mothers also answered a Socioeconomic Questionnaire. In order to avoid information loss, the interviews were recorded and then, transcripted. Results points outs demographic aspects as variables of breastfeeding success. Health programs, that analyze these variables, may identify high-risk early weaning mothers, and offer them a systematic attention, considering their individual needs.

Keywords : breast feeding; child care; child; mother.

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