Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) practices in Udupi district, Karnataka

Garg, Meenakshi (2015) Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) practices in Udupi district, Karnataka. Journal of Nutrition Research, Vol 3 (No 1). pp. 38-44. ISSN 2348 –1064

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The IYCF practices have a great impact on the physical and mental development of the child. The objective of this research was to study the compliance to IYCF practices along with the factors influencing the same. Cross-sectional study was done in a community based survey. Children in the age group 18-40 months in and around Udupi were studied. 34% of the mothers initiated breast-feeding within an hour after birth. Exclusive breast-feeding for 6 months was practiced only by 9% of the mothers. 43% of the mothers started complimentary feeding at 6months and 49% of the infants were breast fed for 2 years. Lack of knowledge among the mothers is an important factor responsible for low compliance and therefore there is a need for greater awareness that can be met with improvised health education sessions/ programs carried out by the hospitals and Anganwadis during antenatal and post natal checkups.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF), breast feeding, mother’s knowledge assessment
Subjects: Hotel Management > WGSHA Manipal
Depositing User: WGSHA EPrints Administrator
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2015 05:14
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2015 05:01

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