Protection, promotion and support of breast-feeding in Europe: progress from 2002 to 2007.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/301915
Title:
Protection, promotion and support of breast-feeding in Europe: progress from 2002 to 2007.
Authors:
Cattaneo, Adriano; Burmaz, Tea; Arendt, Maryse; Nilsson, Ingrid; Mikiel-Kostyra, Krystyna; Kondrate, Irena; Communal, Marie José; Massart, Catherine; Chapin, Elise; Fallon, Maureen
Affiliation:
Health Services Research, Epidemiology and International Health, Institute for Maternal and Child Health IRCCS Burlo Garofolo, Trieste, Italy. cattaneo@burlo.trieste.it
Citation:
Protection, promotion and support of breast-feeding in Europe: progress from 2002 to 2007. 2010, 13 (6):751-9 Public Health Nutr
Journal:
Public health nutrition
Issue Date:
Jun-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/301915
DOI:
10.1017/S1368980009991844
PubMed ID:
19860992
Abstract:
To assess progress in the protection, promotion and support of breast-feeding in Europe.; Data for 2002 and 2007 were gathered with the same questionnaire. Of thirty countries, twenty-nine returned data for 2002, twenty-four for 2007.; The number of countries with national policies complying with WHO recommendations increased. In 2007, six countries lacked a national policy, three a national plan, four a national breast-feeding coordinator and committee. Little improvement was reported in pre-service training; however, the number of countries with good coverage in the provision of WHO/UNICEF courses for in-service training increased substantially, as reflected in a parallel increase in the number of Baby Friendly Hospitals and the proportion of births taking place in them. Little improvement was reported as far as implementation of the International Code on Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes is concerned. Except for Ireland and the UK, where some improvement occurred, no changes were reported on maternity protection. Due to lack of standard methods, it was difficult to compare rates of breast-feeding among countries. With this in mind, slight improvements in the rates of initiation, exclusivity and duration were reported by countries where data at two points in time were available.; Breast-feeding rates continue to fall short of global recommendations. National policies are improving slowly but are hampered by the lack of action on maternity protection and the International Code. Pre-service training and standard monitoring of breast-feeding rates are the areas where more efforts are needed to accelerate progress.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Adult; Breast Feeding; Europe; Female; Guideline Adherence; Health Policy; Health Promotion; Hospitals; Humans; Infant; Infant Nutritional Physiological Phenomena; Infant, Newborn; Mothers; Outcome Assessment (Health Care); Questionnaires
ISSN:
1475-2727

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCattaneo, Adrianoen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBurmaz, Teaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorArendt, Maryseen_GB
dc.contributor.authorNilsson, Ingriden_GB
dc.contributor.authorMikiel-Kostyra, Krystynaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKondrate, Irenaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCommunal, Marie Joséen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMassart, Catherineen_GB
dc.contributor.authorChapin, Eliseen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFallon, Maureenen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-19T14:10:21Z-
dc.date.available2013-09-19T14:10:21Z-
dc.date.issued2010-06-
dc.identifier.citationProtection, promotion and support of breast-feeding in Europe: progress from 2002 to 2007. 2010, 13 (6):751-9 Public Health Nutren_GB
dc.identifier.issn1475-2727-
dc.identifier.pmid19860992-
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S1368980009991844-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/301915-
dc.description.abstractTo assess progress in the protection, promotion and support of breast-feeding in Europe.-
dc.description.abstractData for 2002 and 2007 were gathered with the same questionnaire. Of thirty countries, twenty-nine returned data for 2002, twenty-four for 2007.-
dc.description.abstractThe number of countries with national policies complying with WHO recommendations increased. In 2007, six countries lacked a national policy, three a national plan, four a national breast-feeding coordinator and committee. Little improvement was reported in pre-service training; however, the number of countries with good coverage in the provision of WHO/UNICEF courses for in-service training increased substantially, as reflected in a parallel increase in the number of Baby Friendly Hospitals and the proportion of births taking place in them. Little improvement was reported as far as implementation of the International Code on Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes is concerned. Except for Ireland and the UK, where some improvement occurred, no changes were reported on maternity protection. Due to lack of standard methods, it was difficult to compare rates of breast-feeding among countries. With this in mind, slight improvements in the rates of initiation, exclusivity and duration were reported by countries where data at two points in time were available.-
dc.description.abstractBreast-feeding rates continue to fall short of global recommendations. National policies are improving slowly but are hampered by the lack of action on maternity protection and the International Code. Pre-service training and standard monitoring of breast-feeding rates are the areas where more efforts are needed to accelerate progress.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Public health nutritionen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshBreast Feeding-
dc.subject.meshEurope-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshGuideline Adherence-
dc.subject.meshHealth Policy-
dc.subject.meshHealth Promotion-
dc.subject.meshHospitals-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshInfant-
dc.subject.meshInfant Nutritional Physiological Phenomena-
dc.subject.meshInfant, Newborn-
dc.subject.meshMothers-
dc.subject.meshOutcome Assessment (Health Care)-
dc.subject.meshQuestionnaires-
dc.titleProtection, promotion and support of breast-feeding in Europe: progress from 2002 to 2007.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentHealth Services Research, Epidemiology and International Health, Institute for Maternal and Child Health IRCCS Burlo Garofolo, Trieste, Italy. cattaneo@burlo.trieste.iten_GB
dc.identifier.journalPublic health nutritionen_GB

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