Volume : III, Issue : XI, November - 2014

Selected Breast Feeding Practices and its Association with Economic Status and Family Type of Mothers in North Chennai: a Descriptive study

Mrs. R. Vijaya Vahini, Dr. Mrs. P. Muthu Meenakshi

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The research presented in this manuscript constitutes an attempt to evaluate the association between socio economic status and family type of mothers on selected east feeding practices like prelacteal feeding, time of initiation of east feeding, exclusive east feeding, month of initiation of top feeding and bottle feeding. A total of 200 non working mothers with children aged between 6 to 12 months were selected from three different private hospitals in Washermenpet and Thiruvotriyur located in northern part of metro Politian city of Chennai, Tamil Nadu. In this hospital based prevalence survey, self developed semi structured interview schedule was used to collect data. Interview schedule consisted of both open and closed ended questions which elicited information about motherís socio demographic profile and selected east feeding practices. Pearson Chi-square test of comparison between groups was applied to evaluate the relationship between income level, family type of mother and eastfeeding practices. The results showed a statistically significant association between the demographic variables and selected east feeding practices.

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SELECTED BREAST FEEDING PRACTICES AND ITS ASSOCIATION WITH ECONOMIC STATUS AND FAMILY TYPE OF MOTHERS IN NORTH CHENNAI: A DESCRIPTIVE STUDY, Mrs.R.VIJAYA VAHINI, Dr. Mrs.P.MUTHU MEENAKSHI GLOBAL JOURNAL FOR RESEARCH ANALYSIS : Volume-3 | Issue-11 | November-2014


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