Acta Medica Medianae
PARAMETERS WHIcH AFFEcT
Momcilo Djordjevic1, Gordana Djordjevic2 and Bozidar Jovanovic1
Various studies and extensive researches, particulary during recent years, on the advantages of breastfeeding and the use of breast milk in infant`s nourishment, have stressed its immeasurable benefit to mothers, infants, family and society. The objective of the research was to ascertain demographic and anamnestic factors affecting the implementation of the baby friendly programme. The study was undertaken at OGC CC Kragujevac and based on data from 432 women. The mean age of the examinees was 25,9 years and they were 6 months younger than the corresponding examinees from similar world researches. In most cases, the examinees were from urban areas and lived in bigger families, which did not affect the implementation of the programme. With equal probability, it was the first or second pregnancy and in most cases, there were no hospitalizations during the pregnancy in both tested groups. Medications are more often used during the implementation of the baby friendly programme. The reason for positive influence of the use of medications during the pregnancy on implementation of the baby friendly programme probably lies in better supervision of the pregnancy. The gestation age did not influence the selection into the programme. By means of higher level of supervision and by the use of medications during pregnancy, we can positively influence mother`s and infant`s starting with the baby friendly programme implementation. Acta Medica Medianae 2005;44(4): 49 – 53.