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Pediatría Atención Primaria

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GALBE SANCHEZ-VENTURA, J. et al. Care of neonates born in 2009 and their mothers in an urban health care center in Zaragoza: An opportunity of improvement. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria [online]. 2012, vol.14, n.54, pp.101-106. ISSN 1139-7632.

Introduction: in recent years has significantly changed the composition of the population and the origin of users of Torrero La Paz Health Primary Care Center of Zaragoza This work aims to analyze the social data and attention of the RN and their mothers corresponding to area of health of Torrero La Paz and throughout the year 2009. Authors are especially interested on rates of prevalence of breastfeeding (LM), its evolution in time and its relationship with other variables. Another issue is to study the improvement opportunities that arise from the analysis of these data, as well as propose appropriate corrective measures. Finally authors pretend to set some criteria easily measurable quality which can serve as indicator of quality of care. Materials and methods: we analyzed data from the health care received by 105 newborns and their mothers born during the year 2009 in a primary care center in the city of Zaragoza (Spain). We studied breastfeeding rates. It describes the opportunities for improvement by establishing corrective actions. Results: the first visit of newborn care to health primary care were done within 10 days of age. The percentage of breastfeeding or mixed feeding when they were discharged from the hospital was 85% and 51.9% at 6 months. In this population there was a caesarean section percentage was 19.65% and the percentage of mothers who smoke during pregnancy 20.95% younger mothers and those from developing countries had higher rates of breastfeeding than spanish mothers. Children of lower birth weight and gestational age had comparatively lower rates of breastfeeding. Conclusions: corrective measures are proposed which fall within the context of measures called Baby friendly Iniciative for health primary care centers.

Keywords : Breastfeeding; Primary Health Care.

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