Breast-feeding and infant feeding practices in India
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Breast-feeding and infant feeding practices in India a review and annotated bibliography of selected research by Lakshmi Lingam

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Published by Documentation Cell, Centre for Health Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai .
Written in English

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Statementby Lakshmi Lingam, Siddhi Mankad.
ContributionsMankad, Siddhi., Tata Institute of Social Sciences. Documentation Cell.
LC ClassificationsRJ216 .L614 2001
The Physical Object
Paginationii, 135 p. ;
Number of Pages135
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3537362M
LC Control Number2001445083

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(6) Though early initiation of breastfeeding and exclusive breast feeding play dominant role in reducing the infant mortality, in India around 45% children receives breast feeding within first.   In India, only 56% of Indian mothers practice exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) for the recommended six months. As India leads the world in the number of preterm births, under 5 years of age malnutrition and neonatal mortality, understanding the factors associated with EBF can help improve the nutritional status for millions of by: 1. Infant feeding practices: Breast feeding and infant feeding practices commonly followed by the subjects has been given in Table 2. Analysis of data for infant feeding practices showed that use of colostrum feeding was dismally low with only 30 per cent of the subjects started breast feeding within 1 to 4 hours of delivery. It shows that one of the. for appropriate feeding of newborn and children under two years. The first two years of life provide a critical window of opportunity for ensuring children’s optimal growth and development through adoption of correct infant and child feeding practices. It is a known fact that stunting among Indian children attains peak at 24 months of age.

Breastfeeding and Substance Use Evidence-Based Practices Health Care Provider Guidance Document The number of infants born prenatally exposed to substances has increased significantly in Indiana and across the United States. Mothers of these infants, who want to breastfeed, are unsure whether they can breastfeed their infant safely.   Breastfeeding practices and child nutrition in India Breastfeeding is a natural way of protecting infants and children but in India, there is a need for better maternity benefit provisions. Here, guest blogger Manoj Kumar discusses this further. Manoj Kumar Pati 11 Sep Infant feeding in the United States during the last 30 y of the 20th century was marked by increases in breast-feeding and formula feeding and a decrease in feeding of cow's milk. The increase in breast-feeding in industrialized countries in the s was worldwide, and the reasons for the increase after several decades of decline are not easy.   The lack of an organized routine and the late start for breastfeeding practices are central contributors to malnutrition in rural India. In rural communities, there is also a belief that colostrum, the nutrient milk produced directly after delivery, is unhealthy for children.

Breastfeeding within the first hour of life is recognized as one of the most important actions for infant survival. Yet in India, only % infants start breastfeeding within one hour of life. (Source:CNNS ). With frequent, on-demand feedings, babies do not need water or .   Exclusive breastfeeding is important for child health and growth, but its practice is low in many developing countries. This study aimed at determining the breastfeeding practices and examining the sociodemographic characteristics that influence exclusive breastfeeding among mothers attending child welfare clinic at Manhean, in the Tema East Sub-Meteropolitan area of Greater Accra region of . The PCA, “Strengthening Infant and Young Child Feeding in India” was developed as a part of ongoing partnerships between UNICEF, Government of India and BPNI with the objective to support the Government of India and state governments initiatives to protect, promote and support breastfeeding and optimal infant and young child feeding practices. Effective interventions to promote optimal infant feeding This is now a documented fact that mother needs support to initiate breastfeeding with in one hour of birth and to practice exclusive breastfeeding. In India, mothers introduce supplements to breastmilk as they perceive their milk supply as insufficient. Although there is a.