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Infant feeding practices in rural Bangladesh.
Indian J Pediatr 1992 Sep-Oct; 59(5):573-7IJ

Abstract

A longitudinal study was done on the infant feeding practices in a rural area. One hundred and ten infants were followed up from birth to 1 year of age by alternate day home visits, to inquire about the type of food, and frequency of consuming it. It was found that 100% mothers breast-fed their infants from birth to 1 year, almost every day. But, bottles containing various kinds of milk and starchy food were added to 60% of infants diets by 3 months, and 80% by 5 months of age. This additional food was given mostly in diluted form, which was more so in case of tinned milk. Family food such as rice and vegetables were given in 30% and 40% child days respectively from 6 months to 1 year. Rural people withhold protein food and fruits during infancy. It is concluded, that infant feeding practices in our population is improper and mothers should, therefore, be trained and motivated on weaning practices for timely and adequate supplementation to ameliorate the presently observed dietary deficiency and early malnutrition in rural Bangladesh.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Mother and Child Health Project, Narayanganj.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

1459679

Citation

Das, D K., et al. "Infant Feeding Practices in Rural Bangladesh." Indian Journal of Pediatrics, vol. 59, no. 5, 1992, pp. 573-7.
Das DK, Talukder MQ, Sella GE. Infant feeding practices in rural Bangladesh. Indian J Pediatr. 1992;59(5):573-7.
Das, D. K., Talukder, M. Q., & Sella, G. E. (1992). Infant feeding practices in rural Bangladesh. Indian Journal of Pediatrics, 59(5), pp. 573-7.
Das DK, Talukder MQ, Sella GE. Infant Feeding Practices in Rural Bangladesh. Indian J Pediatr. 1992;59(5):573-7. PubMed PMID: 1459679.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Infant feeding practices in rural Bangladesh. AU - Das,D K, AU - Talukder,M Q, AU - Sella,G E, PY - 1992/9/1/pubmed PY - 1992/9/1/medline PY - 1992/9/1/entrez KW - Asia KW - Bangladesh KW - Bottle Feeding KW - Breast Feeding KW - Child Health KW - Demographic Factors KW - Developing Countries KW - Diet KW - Diseases KW - Health KW - Infant Nutrition KW - Longitudinal Studies KW - Malnutrition KW - Nutrition KW - Nutrition Disorders KW - Nutrition Surveys KW - Population KW - Population Characteristics KW - Research Methodology KW - Research Report KW - Rural Population KW - Southern Asia KW - Studies KW - Supplementary Feeding KW - Weaning SP - 573 EP - 7 JF - Indian journal of pediatrics JO - Indian J Pediatr VL - 59 IS - 5 N2 - A longitudinal study was done on the infant feeding practices in a rural area. One hundred and ten infants were followed up from birth to 1 year of age by alternate day home visits, to inquire about the type of food, and frequency of consuming it. It was found that 100% mothers breast-fed their infants from birth to 1 year, almost every day. But, bottles containing various kinds of milk and starchy food were added to 60% of infants diets by 3 months, and 80% by 5 months of age. This additional food was given mostly in diluted form, which was more so in case of tinned milk. Family food such as rice and vegetables were given in 30% and 40% child days respectively from 6 months to 1 year. Rural people withhold protein food and fruits during infancy. It is concluded, that infant feeding practices in our population is improper and mothers should, therefore, be trained and motivated on weaning practices for timely and adequate supplementation to ameliorate the presently observed dietary deficiency and early malnutrition in rural Bangladesh. SN - 0019-5456 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/1459679/Infant_feeding_practices_in_rural_Bangladesh_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/breastfeeding.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -