Breastfeeding in the Philippines Research Paper by Writing Specialists

Breastfeeding in the Philippines
An in-depth discussion regarding breastfeeding in the Philippines.
# 92242 | 1,530 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Feb 17, 2007 in Medical and Health (General) , Nutrition (General) , Child, Youth Issues (General)

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This paper attempts to determine the foundation of the best approach to be used in resolving the decline in breast feeding. The paper concentrates on facts and issues pertaining to the use of the bio-cultural approach. The paper also tries to ascertain and determine the relationship between the bio-cultural, socio-economic and cultural aspects of breastfeeding and how this relationship affects the behavioral patterns of mother and infant. The primary basis of this study is mothers and infants from the Philippines.

Bio-Cultural Approach in Breastfeeding

From the Paper:

"Among the other theoretical approaches in anthropological studies, the bio-cultural model is considered to be the preferred applicable approach in understanding breastfeeding and facilitating ways and means for mothers to breastfeed. This model is an approach commonly used by anthropologist. Anthropology is the social science which studies the relationship between biology and culture. Culture is defined by anthropologists as a people's way of life. Anthropologists consider humans to be biological organisms that continuously adjust and modify their environment through culture. For a long period of time, anthropologists have been trying to find ways to collect data regarding the behavioral pattern of humans, especially females, in breastfeeding and weaning their young. Anthropologists upholds that a practice such as breast feeding which has nourished and provided sustenance to human children since the earliest known humans must have affected and imparted benefits for both mothers and infants."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Katherine A Dettwyler (1995) Humans are primates, designed to breast feed for years not months, Breastfeeding: Biocultural Perspectives (1994) Extracted May 20, 2006; Website:
  • Judithe A. Thompson Gallipolis OH USA (1996) NEW BEGINNINGS, Vol. 13 No. 6, November-December 1996, pp. 164-167; Extracted May 20, 2006; Website:
  • WHO (2006) Publications on Breastfeeding (2004) Extracted May 20, 2006; Website:
  • Myths About Breastfeeding (2006) BPNI (2006) Extracted May 20, 2006; Website:
  • New Born Health in the Philippines (2001) USAID Arlington, Virginia (2004) Extracted May 20, 2006

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