A Study on Breast Feeding Practice of Mothers of Bangladesh: Perspective Dhaka City
Journal of Food and Nutrition Sciences
Volume 6, Issue 2, March 2018, Pages: 63-69
Received: Feb. 5, 2018; Accepted: Feb. 25, 2018; Published: Apr. 23, 2018
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Salim Raza, Department of Applied Nutrition and Food Technology, Islamic University, Kushtia, Bangladesh
Sabir Hossain, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
M. Masihul Alam, Department of Applied Nutrition and Food Technology, Islamic University, Kushtia, Bangladesh
Abul Kashem Tang, Department of Applied Nutrition and Food Technology, Islamic University, Kushtia, Bangladesh
A. T. M. Mijanur Rahman, Department of Applied Nutrition and Food Technology, Islamic University, Kushtia, Bangladesh
Asad Ud-Daula, Department of Applied Nutrition and Food Technology, Islamic University, Kushtia, Bangladesh
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Breastfeeding practices of mother are effective way for reducing infant morbidity and mortality. Improper breastfeeding along with inadequate complementary feeding are the main reasons for malnutrition among the children in Bangladesh. Therefore, the aim of this study is to assess and find the breast feeding practice in selected areas of Dhaka city with respect to socio-economic and demographic condition. Here, 250 mothers and their 250 infants were considered to asses using a formative questionnaire. Within this sample size 129 (51.6%) were male infants and 121 (49.4%) were female infants respectively. This study found that the privilege of breast feeding practice progressively increases with the mother’s education that has been started from less than high school level (below 10 classes) to bachelor’s level or more than higher. In addition, this study found that about 84.8% lactating mothers have knowledge on what are colostrums. But surprisingly only 58% mothers gave colostrums to their infants. Furthermore, we found that the rate of exclusive breast feeding among three months and six months age infants were 51.2% and 27.2% respectively. Therefore, according to findings of this study it could be concluded that mothers in the Dhaka city should give more attention on breast feeding to her infants and subsequently prevent infant mortality and get a healthy child.
Breastfeeding, Socioeconomic-Demographic, Colostrums, Exclusive
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Salim Raza, Sabir Hossain, M. Masihul Alam, Abul Kashem Tang, A. T. M. Mijanur Rahman, Asad Ud-Daula, A Study on Breast Feeding Practice of Mothers of Bangladesh: Perspective Dhaka City, Journal of Food and Nutrition Sciences. Vol. 6, No. 2, 2018, pp. 63-69. doi: 10.11648/j.jfns.20180602.14
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