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    13 babies under 28 days of age die in DR every day. in latin america only haiti and guyana have worse results of infant mortality.
    http://www.elcaribe.com.do/2016/06/2...as-prevenibles

    it seems like an exaggerated number as official boletin epidemiologico registered only 2,719 infant deaths in 2015, down from 3,407 in 2014.
    still, it means that more babies die here every year than there are victims of vehicular accidents or homicides.

    dominican government, of course, blames c-section rates while pediatricians talk about dangers of early pregnancies and malnutrition.
    http://www.diariolibre.com/noticias/...pais-NN4186528

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    How many of those babies are from Haitian women?

    Many Dominican hospitals receive an excessive amount of pregnant Haitian women. Some hospitals actually register most of their births to Haitian women.

    Often times its not just their first time in a hospital, but also the first time they get a medical check up during their pregnancy. Due to that, many women are attended with complications that could had easily been avoided had they received proper health care from the start of their pregnancy. Many of these women cross into the DR illegally with the purpose of giving birth.

    They have to be having an impact on the figures too. Dominican figures should be segregated between the figures for the country and then another figure excluding all foreigners. That would clear up how much responsibility the Dominican public health system has in the high infant mortality rate and how much of that is the effect of the illegal immigration problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NALs View Post
    How many of those babies are from Haitian women?

    Many Dominican hospitals receive an excessive amount of pregnant Haitian women. Some hospitals actually register most of their births to Haitian women.

    Often times its not just their first time in a hospital, but also the first time they get a medical check up during their pregnancy. Due to that, many women are attended with complications that could had easily been avoided had they received proper health care from the start of their pregnancy. Many of these women cross into the DR illegally with the purpose of giving birth.

    They have to be having an impact on the figures too. Dominican figures should be segregated between the figures for the country and then another figure excluding all foreigners. That would clear up how much responsibility the Dominican public health system has in the high infant mortality rate and how much of that is the effect of the illegal immigration problem.
    Personally I posted 2 stories on this board.
    One involving a Dutch guy and his murdered twins as well as an American friend who's baby was ripped open during a c-section.

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    I wonder how many early infant deaths are the result of sleeping in the same bed with parents. In a lot of Dominican homes, there's not a lot of space & I think sometimes young/inexperienced parents (but you're never experienced, no matter how many children you have) think that infants are safer sleeping in the bed with parents. I also submit that perhaps new parents don't get a lot of info about SIDS, re: proper infant sleeping care, as in keeping them in in baby chocks on their sides, or with rolled up towels to keep them from rolling onto their tummies or backs, and away from cooling and/or heat sources, etc.
    Last edited by Meemselle; 07-01-2016 at 12:49 AM.

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    Listening to the Dominican news lat night, a pediatrician said most due to diarrhea. The majority of babies here are not breast fed but bottle fe and in many cases neither the bottle nor the water is sterilised. Some use river water or tap water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matilda View Post
    Listening to the Dominican news lat night, a pediatrician said most due to diarrhea. The majority of babies here are not breast fed but bottle fe and in many cases neither the bottle nor the water is sterilised. Some use river water or tap water.

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    This makes my heart hurt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matilda View Post
    The majority of babies here are not breast fed but bottle fed and in many cases neither the bottle nor the water is sterilised.
    I am actually surprised by that, I would have figured breast feeding would be the norm due to cost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuillermoRamon View Post
    I am actually surprised by that, I would have figured breast feeding would be the norm due to cost?
    You are not taking into account the vanity level of many Dominicanas who would never breastfeed since it might cause sagging of the breasts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by La Profe_1 View Post
    You are not taking into account the vanity level of many Dominicanas who would never breastfeed since it might cause sagging of the breasts.
    Last year I knew a kid almost 3 years old who when he wanted some would pull himself onto the couch and holler out "Mama Teta," And she would lie down and feed him. But i agree with La Profe most here are like my own wife was back in 1965 and again in 1968. "Not this body! I gotta fit my bikini this summer!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by GuillermoRamon View Post
    I am actually surprised by that, I would have figured breast feeding would be the norm due to cost?
    Women use up to a third of their calories to produce milk while nursing. Not enough calories, not enough milk. Many also thin the formula to make it last longer. That's also assuming it's formula and not just powdered or canned milk. Births to moms 15 and younger has got to be a big part of it.

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