Impact of early infant feeding practices on mortality in low birth weight infants from rural Ghana.
Objective: To assess the impact of early infant feeding practices on low birth weight- (LBW) specific neonatal mortality in rural Ghana. Study Design: A total of 11 787 breastfed babies were born between July 2003 and June 2004 and survived to day 2. Overall, 3411 (30.3% ) infants had weight recorded within 48 h. Two hundred and ninety-six (8.7% ) infants were
Journal of Perinatology (2008) 28 (6) pp. 438-444 [doi:10.1038/jp.2008.19].