alexa Prelacteal feeding: influencing factors and relation to establishment of lactation.
Microbiology

Microbiology

Journal of Antivirals & Antiretrovirals

Author(s): Ahmed FU, Rahman ME, Alam MS

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Abstract This study was carried out with a view to finding out factors influencing prelacteal feeding and its relation to establishment of lactation in rural Bangladesh. 420 mothers in early post-partum period were interviewed at home. Prelacteal feeding was given to 77\% of the babies, and honey was given to 72\% of them. The common methods of prelacteal feeding were by finger (41\%) and spoon (40\%). Twelve socio-demographic and health care variables were studied for their probable influence on prelacteal feeding. Nine of them accounted for 22\% of the variability in giving prelacteal feeding. Reasons of giving prelacteal feeding and the time of first breast feeding influenced the practice significantly (P < 0.05). Type and duration of prelacteal feeding had significant negative influence on "coming in" of milk (P < 0.05). Prelacteal feeding accounted for 44\% of variations in coming in of milk. Prelacteal feeding and coming in of milk formed a vicious cycle: the former delayed initiation of lactation and on the other hand delay in coming in of milk encouraged prelacteal feeding. These observation emphasized the need for coordinated efforts for promotion of proper infant feeding practices in our rural community. PIP:
This article was published in Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull and referenced in Journal of Antivirals & Antiretrovirals

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