TO EVALUATE THE EFFECT OF MATERNAL EDUCATION ON INITIATION OF BREASTFEEDING

Authors

  • Rishi Sodawat Pediatrics, Medical Officer, Government of Rajasthan.
  • Nayan Kumar Pediatrics, Medical Officer, Government of Rajasthan.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32553/ijmbs.v5i1.1689

Keywords:

Breastfeeding, Immunization, Infants.

Abstract

Background: Breastfeeding practices play an important role in reducing child mortality and morbidity. This study describe the breastfeeding practices.

Methods: This observational prospective study was conducted on 500 newborns delivered at Department of Rajkiya Mahila Chikitsalaya (RMC), Ajmer and outborn section of Department of Pediatrics, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College & Hospital.

Results: The effect of mother’s education on initiation of breastfeeding was found to be significant. The effect of higher family income on early initiation of breastfeeding was found statically significant.

Conclusions: The study emphasizes the need for breastfeeding intervention programs especially for the mothers during antenatal and postnatal check-ups.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Immunization, Infants.

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Published

2021-01-30

How to Cite

Sodawat, R. ., & Kumar, N. . (2021). TO EVALUATE THE EFFECT OF MATERNAL EDUCATION ON INITIATION OF BREASTFEEDING. International Journal of Medical and Biomedical Studies, 5(1). https://doi.org/10.32553/ijmbs.v5i1.1689

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