Infant Feeding in Africa Research Paper by cee-cee

Infant Feeding in Africa
A discussion on the worrisome infant feeding practices in Africa.
# 115048 | 2,488 words | 8 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Jul 03, 2009 in Nutrition (Food) , Medical and Health (Public Health Issues) , Sociology (General)

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The paper considers the 2005 drought in Nigeria and its effects on the children of the country. The paper discusses how breast-feeding can improve the chances of infants' survival by confering natural immunities to the baby and avoiding the contaminated water and milk present in Africa. The paper then looks at the choice between breast-feeding or other substitutes in mothers infected with HIV. The paper shows how there needs to be an information and education campaign concerning breast-feeding, the HIV risks, as well as other methods of feeding infants in Africa.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Afolabi, et al. (2001) Malaria in the first 6 months of life in urban African infants with anemia. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Vol 65, Issue 6, 822-827. Retrieved 26 March 2008, from
  • Andersson, H. (2005). Niger's children continue dying. BBC News. Retrieved 26 March 2008, from
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  • Aneki (2008) Countries with the Highest Infant Mortality Rates in the World. Aneki Web page. Retrieved 26 March 2008, from
  • Coutsoudis, A. (2000) Influence of infant feeding patterns on early mother-to-child transmission of HIV-1 in Durban, South Africa. Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Natal, Congella, South Africa.

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