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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 77-80

Determinants of initiation of breast feeding among lactating women in Sub-Himalayan region


Department of Community Medicine, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College, Tanda, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India

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Dr. Sunil Kumar Raina
Department of Community Medicine, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College, Tanda, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh - 176 001
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0972-4958.141082

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Introduction: Breastfeeding is one of the most important determinants of child survival, birth spacing, and prevention of childhood infections. Aim: To determine factors influencing early initiation of breastfeeding. Materials and Methods: The Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) technique with 30 clusters proposed by the World Health Organization (WHO) was used for the purpose of this study. Results: All (100%) children, whose fathers were middle pass, were put on breast feed within one hour, where as only 66.6% of children of post graduate fathers were put on breast feed within one hour. Conclusions: Poor-feeding practices are present across all socioeconomic groups and there is no significant difference to suggest the importance of one single factor.


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