Volume : VII, Issue : VII, July - 2018

The Infant Feeding practices among the lactating mothers of Mansa Devi area located in Panchkula, Haryana.

Aprajita Singla, Sunny Sachdeva, Sanjeev Kumar, Manoj Kumar

Abstract :

 Background: Malnutrition has been responsible for 60% of the 10.9 million deaths annually among children under five. 2/3 of these deaths are

associated with inappropriate infant feeding practices. The nutritional status of slum children is even poorer than the rural average.
Objective: To assess the infant feeding practices among the lactating mothers of Mansa Devi area located in Panchkula, Haryana.
Methodology: Cross–sectional study among mothers of child up to one year of age was carried in Mansa Devi area located in Panchkula, Haryana.
76 mothers between 18 to 40 years were interviewed by predesigned and pretested questionnaire.
Results and Conclusion: 92.1% infants were east fed. 61.8% were exclusively east fed. 10.5% infants had birth ghutti. Knowledge of
eastfeeding (78.9%) , Colostrum (59.2%) and Complementary feeding (72.4%) was good due to Urban ASHA Worker (84.2%) awareness in
area.

Article: Download PDF Journal DOI : 10.15373/22778179

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Aprajita Singla, Sunny Sachdeva, Sanjeev Kumar, Manoj Kumar, The Infant Feeding practices among the lactating mothers of Mansa Devi area located in Panchkula, Haryana., INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH : Volume-7 | Issue-7 | July-2018


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