Study of timing of initiation of breast feeding and various factors affecting the intiation of breast feeding

Journal Title: Medpulse International Journal of Pediatrics - Year 2018, Vol 8, Issue 1


WHO recommends breast feeding as soon as possible after delivery within first hour of birth to all newborns. Early initiation of breast feeding has significant short term and long term benefits, also reducing the neonatal mortality. The study included 704 newborn babies delivered in district hospital Chamrajanagar during the period of May 2017 to September 2017. Data regarding the various parameters like mother’s age, geographic location, baby weight, maturity, mode of delivery, time of initiation of breast feeding was collected. The present study showed the percentage of babies breast fed within one hour of birth was 55%. There was a significant delay in the breast feeding in babies delivered through caesarean section, primigravida mothers, mothers with younger age group and mothers with low education status.

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Vidyasagar V, Lakshmi L, Suguna S


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  • DOI 10.26611/1014812
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Vidyasagar V, Lakshmi L, Suguna S (2018). Study of timing of initiation of breast feeding and various factors affecting the intiation of breast feeding. Medpulse International Journal of Pediatrics, 8(1), 8-12.