International Journal of Medical and Health Research

International Journal of Medical and Health Research

(MCI Approved Journal)

ISSN: 2454-9142

Vol. 3, Issue 6 (2017)

Cross-sectional study on knowledge and practices related to infant feeding among mothers reporting to RHTC of ANMMCH, Gaya

Author(s): Dr. Sandhya Kumari Suman, Dr. Binod Prasad, Dr. Prabhat Kumar Lal
Abstract: Optimal infant feeding practices are essential to ensure survival and growth of children. The present descriptive study was conducted to find the knowledge and practices of infant feeding among mothers attending RHTC of ANMMCH, Gaya. It was seen that 97.3% children were breastfed, early initiation was seen in 7.6% cases, 34.4% were exclusively breastfed, 45.9% were given complementary foods timely and 11.6% with diversified diets. Infant feeding practices need much improvement
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