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RUIZ POYATO, Pablo  and  MARTINEZ GALIANO, Juan Miguel. Causas del abandono de la lactancia materna exclusiva en una zona básica urbana. Ene. [online]. 2014, vol.8, n.2. ISSN 1988-348X.

Objective: To determine the rate of breastfeeding at 4 months of baby's life and the main causes of abandonment of the breastfeeding. Methods: transversal descriptive observational study. Information on sociodemographic variables related to breastfeeding, etc. is obtained. Is collected through a self-administered questionnarie to mothers of babies 4 months . Absolute and relative frequencies are determined. Main results: The rate of exclusive breastfeeding at 4 months of age the baby was 51.02%. The main reason for discontinuation of breastfeeding was hypogalactia. Conclusions: The rate of exclusive breastfeeding at 4 months of baby's life is low.

Keywords : breastfeeding; causes of abandonment of breastfeeding; infant feeding; newborn.

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