Aprovechamiento de la leche en polvo por las embarazadas de un consultorio en Santiago de Chile
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The purpose of this survey was to gather general information on the program of supplementary feeding of pregnant women registered at a clinic of the National Health Service. The information collected covers two points; consumption of the powdered milk and the consumers' opinion about itThe data show that a large number of the pregnant women were consuming powdered milk and an even larger number of them came to the clinic to obtain it. The number of spoonfuls of powdered milk the pregnant women took each day varied considerably; half the women took fewer than the Service had stipulated. It was found that half of them shared the milk with members of their family, primarily their husbands and children. The women who took more spoonfuls than indicated shared with more members of their families and, on the average had more children than the women who did not share the milk. Half the pregnant women in the group under study considered the amount of milk provided to them to be insufficient. A small proportion (2 out of each 10), stated that the staff of the clinic had taught them how to prepare the powdered milkThe data further revealed that most of the pregnant women were in favor of powdered milk; those who were against it, did not stop taking it. In general they recognized the nutritional value of powdered milk, and most showed no cultural resistance to taking it or any prejudice about its ...(AU)Publicado en inglés en el Bull. WHO 47:315-322, 1959
Use of powdered milk by pregnant women attending a clinic in Santiago, Chile
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