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Breastfeeding practices in villages of central Karnataka.
Indian Pediatr. 1996 Jun; 33(6):477-9.IP

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To asses the prevailing breastfeeding and infant feeding practices in rural areas.

DESIGN

Stratified sampling method in a community based study.

SUBJECTS

1050 infants from 0-24 months of age.

RESULTS

The timely first suckling rate was 0.3%. All the infants received prelacteal feeds. Colostrum was rejected by 29% of mothers. Delayed initiation of breastfeeding was common; 35% of babies were not breast-fed even at 48 h of birth. Exclusive breastfeeding was noted in 94% at 1 mo, 83.5% at 2 mo, 72.5% at 3 mo, 61.2% at 4 mo, 43.4% at 5 mo and 26.8% at 6 mo age. Timely complementary feeding rate was 57.3% among infants from 6 to 10 mo age. Continued breastfeeding rate was 99.7% at 1 year and 87.2% at 2 years. The bottle feeding rate was 49.4% among infants below 1 year age. The ever breast-fed rate was 97.0% and the median duration of breastfeeding was beyond 24 months.

CONCLUSIONS

Bottle feeding is quite prevalent even in rural areas and the infant feeding practices are far from satisfactory.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Pediatric, J.J.M. Medical College, Davangere.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

8979608

Citation

Banapurmath, C R., et al. "Breastfeeding Practices in Villages of Central Karnataka." Indian Pediatrics, vol. 33, no. 6, 1996, pp. 477-9.
Banapurmath CR, Nagaraj MC, Banapurmath S, et al. Breastfeeding practices in villages of central Karnataka. Indian Pediatr. 1996;33(6):477-9.
Banapurmath, C. R., Nagaraj, M. C., Banapurmath, S., & Kesaree, N. (1996). Breastfeeding practices in villages of central Karnataka. Indian Pediatrics, 33(6), 477-9.
Banapurmath CR, et al. Breastfeeding Practices in Villages of Central Karnataka. Indian Pediatr. 1996;33(6):477-9. PubMed PMID: 8979608.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Breastfeeding practices in villages of central Karnataka. AU - Banapurmath,C R, AU - Nagaraj,M C, AU - Banapurmath,S, AU - Kesaree,N, PY - 1996/6/1/pubmed PY - 1996/6/1/medline PY - 1996/6/1/entrez KW - Asia KW - Bottle Feeding KW - Breast Feeding KW - Demographic Factors KW - Developing Countries KW - Family And Household KW - Family Characteristics KW - Family Relationships KW - Health KW - India KW - Infant Nutrition KW - Mothers KW - Nutrition KW - Parents KW - Population KW - Population Characteristics KW - Population Dynamics KW - Research Report KW - Rural Population KW - Southern Asia KW - Supplementary Feeding KW - Time Factors KW - Weaning SP - 477 EP - 9 JF - Indian pediatrics JO - Indian Pediatr VL - 33 IS - 6 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To asses the prevailing breastfeeding and infant feeding practices in rural areas. DESIGN: Stratified sampling method in a community based study. SUBJECTS: 1050 infants from 0-24 months of age. RESULTS: The timely first suckling rate was 0.3%. All the infants received prelacteal feeds. Colostrum was rejected by 29% of mothers. Delayed initiation of breastfeeding was common; 35% of babies were not breast-fed even at 48 h of birth. Exclusive breastfeeding was noted in 94% at 1 mo, 83.5% at 2 mo, 72.5% at 3 mo, 61.2% at 4 mo, 43.4% at 5 mo and 26.8% at 6 mo age. Timely complementary feeding rate was 57.3% among infants from 6 to 10 mo age. Continued breastfeeding rate was 99.7% at 1 year and 87.2% at 2 years. The bottle feeding rate was 49.4% among infants below 1 year age. The ever breast-fed rate was 97.0% and the median duration of breastfeeding was beyond 24 months. CONCLUSIONS: Bottle feeding is quite prevalent even in rural areas and the infant feeding practices are far from satisfactory. SN - 0019-6061 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/8979608/Breastfeeding_practices_in_villages_of_central_Karnataka_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/breastfeeding.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -