What Determined How Soon Mothers Put Their Child to the Breast After Birth in Niger

  • Naoko Horii
Part of the Demographic Transformation and Socio-Economic Development book series (DTSD, volume 12)


Although demographic studies have already addressed infant feeding in sub-Saharan Africa as one of the most important research areas (Jones et al. 2009), few investigations apply multidisciplinary approaches to examine health behavior by looking at socio-economic, cultural, and environmental factors. Recently, individual behaviors including breastfeeding have been globally recognized as measurement indicators for health outcomes of populations (Caldwell et al. 1988). Analysis of social determinants became an important subject in demographic research given their significant effects on health behavioral outcome (Horii et al. 2017).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Naoko Horii
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  1. 1.Independent consultant in SBCC-MCH & NutritionIssy les MoulineauxFrance

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