Patricia Maghoub 2, A. J. H. Stephens 2
1- Dietician, Childrens Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, University of Garyounis, Benghazi,S.P.L.A.J. 2- Visiting Professor of Pediatrics, University of Garyounis, Benghazi, S.P.L.A.J.
Garyounis Medical Journal Vol. 2, No.1. January 1979:17-19
In order to ascertain the pattern of infant feeding in Benghazi in 1977 a random survey was Carried out of mothers and babies (between the ages of 1 month and 15 months) attending the outpatient department of Benghazi Children’s Hospital.
It was found that of the 57 mothers interviewed 23 (40.3%) artifkially fed their babies from birth. Of the 8 primigravida, 4 also employed this method, whereas of the 13 mothers with more than 6 children, only 2 artificially fed their babies.
Keywords: The Pattern of Infant Feeding in an Urban Community in the Libyan Jamahiriya