Perceptions on the Strengthening Babies through Mobile Health Project and Breastfeeding Behavior Determinants among Mothers in Islas de Bahía, Honduras

Investigator: Lyolya Hovhannisyan, MS

Location(s): Honduras


Islas de Bahía suffers from the highest under five-mortality rate in Honduras. The leading causes of infant mortality are diarrhea, pneumonia, and other infections. Breastfeeding has been shown to be protective against these illnesses and incur various other health benefits. Unfortunately, breastfeeding rates remain low. The Strengthening Babies through Mobile Health Project aims to improve breastfeeding rates and infant health outcomes by providing educational text messages about breastfeeding to mothers. This project will evaluate perceptions on the intervention and characterize determinants that facilitate breastfeeding behavior in Islas de Bahía through focus groups with mothers.