Multidisciplinary Study on the Socio-Cultural Barriers to Breastfeeding and on the Health of Children and Adolescents Immigrated in Italy from Latin America and Europe
Miriam Castaldo*, Concetta Mirisola, Daniela Feria, Laura Piombo and Rosalia Marrone
National Institute for Health, Migration and Poverty (INMP) Via di San Gallicano, Rome, Italy
- *Corresponding Author:
- Miriam Castaldo
National Institute for Health, Migration and Poverty
(INMP) Via di San Gallicano, Rome, Italy
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: June 07, 2016; Accepted date: June 13, 2016; Published date: June 18, 2016
Citation: Castaldo M, Mirisola C, Feria D, Piombo L, Marrone R (2016) Multidisciplinary Study on the Socio-Cultural Barriers to Breastfeeding and on the Health of Children and Adolescents Immigrated in Italy from Latin America and Europe. J Preg Child Health 3:260. doi: 10.4172/2376-127X.1000260
Copyright: © 2016 Castaldo M, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
In the context of the project Clinical and social evaluation of medical practices in the treatment of infectious diseases in paediatrics for children of vulnerable populations carried out in 2012-2014 by a multidisciplinary team at the [name deleted to the review process] a study in medical anthropology was conducted. The research targeted 75 children and adolescents immigrated to Italy from Latin America and Europe. The study aimed at analysing the sociocultural representation of women regarding: barriers to breastfeeding, the impact of cessation or non-cessation, and the effects of breastfeeding on the psychological and physical health of infants.