alexa Breast feeding pattern in neonates.
Microbiology

Microbiology

Journal of Antivirals & Antiretrovirals

Author(s): Srivastava SP, Sharma VK, Kumar V

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Abstract The present study comprised 100 mothers of newborn babies with regard to their belief and practices about lactation. A vast majority (98.2\%) of the mothers were breast feeding, 87.9\% mothers used prelacteal feeds of one sort or the other. Only 0.5\% breast fed their babies within 6 hours and nearly 50\% started after 48 hours. Colostrum was discarded by 82.9\% of mother and nearly 73\% wanted to continue breast feeding beyond 1 year. The age of weaning preferred was after 1 year by 91\%. Only 24.7\% mothers had undergone antenatal check ups. Hence, much needs to be done with regards to proper antenatal care and advice to discourage wrong and harmful feeding practices. PIP:
This article was published in Indian Pediatr and referenced in Journal of Antivirals & Antiretrovirals

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