Vol. 4, Issue 10 (2018)
Knowledge, attitude and practice regarding breast feeding in mothers at a tertiary care centre in North India
Author(s): Dr. Tanvi, Dr. Vishal Kaushik
Abstract: A cross sectional study was undertaken at a tertiary level heath centre in North India. The study was done with the aim to know the knowledge, attitude and practice of breast feeding mothers. 892 mothers participated in this study. Their responses were recorded based on a structured questionnaire. 67.04% mothers were of age group 15-25 years. A vast majority of them were literate (57.96%). Most of the mothers were aware of the fact that breast feeding has to be initiated early. Only 34.75% (n=310) mothers knew what exclusive breast feeding meant. 49.44% (n=441) mothers knew about colostrum and it’s importance. 56.4% mothers were aware of advantages of breast feeding. 49.6% mothers did not know the concept of feeding on demand. 50.34% (n=449) mothers knew when to begin complimentary feeding.