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Assessment of Knowledge and Attitude of Antenatal Mothers Towards Breastfeeding

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Author(s): Nigam Richa, Sinha Umesh

Journal: National Journal of Community Medicine
ISSN 0976-3325

Volume: 3;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 381;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Antenatal | Exclusive breastfeeding.

ABSTRACT
Introduction: Breastfeeding is an unequalled way of providing ideal food for the healthy growth and development of infants. Antenatal counseling is very useful for ensuring breastfeeding in postnatal period Objectives: Assessment of antenatal services with respect to information about benefits of breastfeeding practices and Assessment of knowledge about benefits of breastfeeding amongst the beneficiaries of the hospitals under study. Methodology: Antenatal mothers attending the OPD were interviewed about their knowledge regarding breastfeeding practices and about the hospital services for imparting this knowledge or information. Results: Out of total 200 antenatal beneficiaries 81.5%were having knowledge about benefits of exclusive breast feeding 37 (18.5%) answered don’t know (p value >0.05 not significant statistically). Out of total 200 antenatal beneficiaries 61 (30.5%) were informed about exclusive breast feeding and 139(69.5%) were not informed, (p value
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