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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 10, Issue:10, October, 2021

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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NAAS RATING 2020: 5.38

Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(10): 614-621

Prevalence of Breast-Feeding Practices among Post Natal Mothers
Vandana Gupta*
Department of Home Science, Dev Samaj College for Women, Ferozepur City, Punjab, India
*Corresponding author

Breastfeeding is one of the most important determinants of child survival, birth spacing, and prevention of childhood infections. The WHO recommends that for the first six months of life, infants should be exclusively breastfed to achieve optimal growth, development, and health. A number of studies have been assessed regarding knowledge, attitude and breastfeeding practices in different parts of the world; such studies are limited among Indian mothers. Especially the studies on breastfeeding awareness, knowledge and maternal attitude are also a concept of interest to health professionals who support breastfeeding. Therefore, this community based cross sectional study was undertaken to examine the infant feeding practices, knowledge and attitude towards breast feeding among Indian postnatal mothers residing in urban and well as rural areas of Ferozepur district. On the basis of random sampling technique 300 respondents were selected from the Ferozepur district which was further divided into six different blocks (Guruharsahai, Zira, Makhu, Ghalkhurd, Mamdot and Ferozepur cantt. Higher educational qualification leads to increased mean awareness score pertaining to breast feeding of nursing respondents(p<0.01) There is pertinent need to spread awareness in their local language regarding specific terms like “exclusive breast feeding” and “infant formula feeding” among nursing mothers.

Keywords: Exclusive Breast Feeding, Knowledge, Maternal Attitude, formula feeding

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Vandana Gupta. 2021. Prevalence of Breast-Feeding Practices Among Post Natal Mothers.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(10): 614-621. doi:
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