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Infant feeding practices in a deprived environment: a concern for early introduction of water and glucose D water to neonates.
Nutr Health 1999; 13(1):11-21NH

Abstract

The main objective of this study was to inquire from lactating mothers whether they were fully or partially practising exclusive breastfeeding in the first six months postnatally. Time of initiation of breast and complementary feedings, types of feeds and reasons for giving other feeds to infants apart from breast milk were also examined. The data were collected by structured pretested questionnaire. Of the 200 nursing mothers interviewed, 103 (51.5%) and 77 (38.5%) reported to have given water and glucose D water to neonates respectively within the first week of life. Sieved cornpap was the popular weaning diet. Time of introducing complementary feeding to infants, and nursing mothers' educational levels, were highly significantly related (P = 0.005). Surprisingly, none of the nursing mothers listed infant formula as one of the complementary feeds. It is concluded that there is a strong need to correct this unnecessary practice of giving water and glucose D water to neonates to prevent thirst and Jaundice respectively. The correction should commence with health workers and then the nursing mothers.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Institute of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

10376275

Citation

Ojofeitimi, E O., et al. "Infant Feeding Practices in a Deprived Environment: a Concern for Early Introduction of Water and Glucose D Water to Neonates." Nutrition and Health, vol. 13, no. 1, 1999, pp. 11-21.
Ojofeitimi EO, Olaogun AA, Osokoya AA, et al. Infant feeding practices in a deprived environment: a concern for early introduction of water and glucose D water to neonates. Nutr Health. 1999;13(1):11-21.
Ojofeitimi, E. O., Olaogun, A. A., Osokoya, A. A., & Owolabi, S. P. (1999). Infant feeding practices in a deprived environment: a concern for early introduction of water and glucose D water to neonates. Nutrition and Health, 13(1), pp. 11-21.
Ojofeitimi EO, et al. Infant Feeding Practices in a Deprived Environment: a Concern for Early Introduction of Water and Glucose D Water to Neonates. Nutr Health. 1999;13(1):11-21. PubMed PMID: 10376275.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Infant feeding practices in a deprived environment: a concern for early introduction of water and glucose D water to neonates. AU - Ojofeitimi,E O, AU - Olaogun,A A, AU - Osokoya,A A, AU - Owolabi,S P, PY - 1999/6/22/pubmed PY - 1999/6/22/medline PY - 1999/6/22/entrez KW - Africa KW - Africa South Of The Sahara KW - Age Factors KW - Bottle Feeding KW - Breast Feeding KW - Demographic Factors KW - Developing Countries KW - English Speaking Africa KW - Family And Household KW - Family Characteristics KW - Family Relationships KW - Health KW - Infant KW - Infant Nutrition KW - Milk Substitutes KW - Mothers KW - Nigeria KW - Nutrition KW - Parents KW - Population KW - Population Characteristics KW - Postpartum Women KW - Puerperium KW - Reproduction KW - Research Report KW - Western Africa KW - Youth SP - 11 EP - 21 JF - Nutrition and health JO - Nutr Health VL - 13 IS - 1 N2 - The main objective of this study was to inquire from lactating mothers whether they were fully or partially practising exclusive breastfeeding in the first six months postnatally. Time of initiation of breast and complementary feedings, types of feeds and reasons for giving other feeds to infants apart from breast milk were also examined. The data were collected by structured pretested questionnaire. Of the 200 nursing mothers interviewed, 103 (51.5%) and 77 (38.5%) reported to have given water and glucose D water to neonates respectively within the first week of life. Sieved cornpap was the popular weaning diet. Time of introducing complementary feeding to infants, and nursing mothers' educational levels, were highly significantly related (P = 0.005). Surprisingly, none of the nursing mothers listed infant formula as one of the complementary feeds. It is concluded that there is a strong need to correct this unnecessary practice of giving water and glucose D water to neonates to prevent thirst and Jaundice respectively. The correction should commence with health workers and then the nursing mothers. SN - 0260-1060 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/10376275/Infant_feeding_practices_in_a_deprived_environment:_a_concern_for_early_introduction_of_water_and_glucose_D_water_to_neonates_ L2 - http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/026010609901300102?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -