Impact of the cessation of free infant formula in public hospitals on hospital practices and the duration and exclusivity of breastfeeding
Provision of health care to the public
Public health or related public policy
Identify the impact of removing free infant formula from hospitals on in-hospital formula supplementation rates and on baby-friendly hospital practices. Identify the impact of removing free infant formula from hospitals on the duration of any and exclusive breastfeeding.
Keyword(s): Breastfeeding, Maternal and Child Health
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I was the Principal Investigator on the study and responsible for all of the findings. I am an Associate Professor in the Dept. of Nursing studies at The University of Hong Kong, and my research focuses on maternal and child health, specifically as related to pregnancy and infant feeding. In particular, I have investigated factors that increase the exclusivity and duration of breastfeeding in Hong Kong, including hospital-related factors to be described in this presentation.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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