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ALONSO URIA, Rosa María et al. Educational intervention on the attention to adolescent mothers' children: Gyneco-Obstetric Hospital of Guanabacoa, 2002-2008. Index Enferm [online]. 2010, vol.19, n.4, pp.289-293. ISSN 1699-5988.

Pregnancy in adolescents is a major problem due to immaturity in the reproductive system and baby care inability. An educative intervention was carried out in the "Gyneco-Obstetric Hospital of Guanabacoa" from 2002 to 2008. The research included 253 adolescent mothers to identify preparation and knowledge for baby care. An educative program was designed and applied during the first three years of the babies" life. The content of the program was based on general care of the newborn, breastfeeding, growth and development, nutrition, accidents, vaccination and work or study incorporation. Adolescent mothers showed low levels of knowledge and lack of abilities for baby care. The application of the educative program helped to develop healthier life styles in the adolescent mother and a better care for babies.

Keywords : Programs educational; Adolescent mother.

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