Author : Agrawal, Dr. Neeraj Rai, Dr. Rajesh Tiwari, Dr. Priyanka Soni, Dr. Ritika
“A STUDY OF BREAST FEEDING PRACTICES AND TECHNIQUES AMONG LACTATING MOTHERS HAVING INFANTS LESS THAN SIX MONTHS OF AGE IN JABALPUR CITY OF MADHYA PRADESH, INDIA”
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 4, Pages 1807-1814
Introduction Breastfeeding confers short-term and long-term benefits on both child and mother. The prevalence of suboptimal breast feeding practices is very high in developing countries. Previous studies revealed that infant mortality rates in developing countries are 5-10 times higher among children who have not been breast fed, or who have been breast fed for less than 6 months. Effective breast feeding technique (Right positioning and good attachment of baby) is the key to success of breast feeding because it facilitates milk production and milk release. Thus Present study was done to assess the breast feeding techniques & Practices.
Methodology: A cross sectional observational study was conducted in Garha region of Jabalpur city between Septembers to December 2015. Interview of 102 lactating mothers of infants aged < 6 months was conducted at their home using a predesigned and pretested questionnaire along with observation and assessment of infant’s positioning, attachment & suckling as per IMNCI guideline.