ISSN 0975-3583

Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research

    To investigate breast feeding routines, issues, and variables that impact postnatal mothers

    Dr. Narinder Singh, Dr. Priyanka Sharma, Dr. Vandana Katoch
    JCDR. 2020: 376-380


    The purpose of this research is to investigate breast feeding routines, issues, and variables that impact postnatal mothers. Material and methods: One thousand postnatal mothers in the age range of less than one year and of both sexes participated in the research. Excluded from participation in the interview were women who were hesitant to offer their agreement for the survey, as well as infants who suffered from mental problems or chronic illnesses. A questionnaire with a semi-structured format and a total of 32 items was developed. The research looked at information on exclusive breastfeeding, early commencement of breastfeeding, and popular techniques of babies feeding habits. Results: 63% of infants received exclusive breast-feeding. 61% of the infants received breast milk on demand basis and 39% thought that breastfeeding should be given at scheduled time. Majority (74%) cases have an opinion that exclusive breastfeeding should be continued up to 6 months of age. 39% of the cases initiated breastfeeding within 1 hour of delivery, 30% after 4 hours and 12% on the 1st day. Majority of mothers (88%) fed their children with colostrums. It was shown that 76% of the mothers who were breastfeeding did not believe in providing pre-lacteal meals to their babies. Honey was the primary pre-lacteal diet utilized by 14% of women, followed by cow's milk. Conclusion: It is generally agreed that breast milk is the best meal option for newborns, and it has been noted that breastfeeding is practiced throughout in the research region. There is not a lot of evidence to suggest that the level of education of women has an influence on breastfeeding behaviors. Breastfeeding is an important activity that has a tremendous impact on both the mother and the newborn.


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