alexa Abstract | 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
ISSN: 2376-127X

Journal of Pregnancy and Child Health
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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.

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Author(s): Miriam Castaldo, Concetta Mirisola, Daniela Feria, Laura Piombo and Rosalia Marrone


Breastfeeding, Migrants, Health, Medical anthropology, Breastfeeding, Migrants, Health, Medical anthropology

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