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Infant feeding and weaning practices in some semi-arid rural areas of Rajasthan.
J Indian Med Assoc. 1997 Nov; 95(11):576-8, 590.JI

Abstract

The paper contains information on infant feeding and weaning practices in the rural communities of a semi-arid district of Rajasthan. The findings have been drawn from a recent survey of 328 rural mothers. The rural women of this area are found to believe in old deep seated beliefs and customs, which in turn deprive their infants from advantages of colostrum (77% discarded colostrum) and nutritionally rich supplements, which otherwise should be supplemented to them at any cost in order to keep them healthy. The practices of prolonged breast feeding and delayed supplementation to infants are rampant in this area. Mean age at weaning (27.1 months) again not only affects the health status of mothers and their children but also leads to the undernutrition among both. The findings of the study necessitate to evolve an exhaustive educative programme dealing with various aspects of infant feeding and weaning practices, keeping in view their traditions, so that the useful practices can be encouraged and harmful ones be prohibited.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Desert Medicine Research Centre (ICMR), Jodhpur.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

9567585

Citation

Singh, M B., et al. "Infant Feeding and Weaning Practices in some Semi-arid Rural Areas of Rajasthan." Journal of the Indian Medical Association, vol. 95, no. 11, 1997, pp. 576-8, 590.
Singh MB, Haldiya KR, Lakshminarayana J. Infant feeding and weaning practices in some semi-arid rural areas of Rajasthan. J Indian Med Assoc. 1997;95(11):576-8, 590.
Singh, M. B., Haldiya, K. R., & Lakshminarayana, J. (1997). Infant feeding and weaning practices in some semi-arid rural areas of Rajasthan. Journal of the Indian Medical Association, 95(11), 576-8, 590.
Singh MB, Haldiya KR, Lakshminarayana J. Infant Feeding and Weaning Practices in some Semi-arid Rural Areas of Rajasthan. J Indian Med Assoc. 1997;95(11):576-8, 590. PubMed PMID: 9567585.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Infant feeding and weaning practices in some semi-arid rural areas of Rajasthan. AU - Singh,M B, AU - Haldiya,K R, AU - Lakshminarayana,J, PY - 1998/5/6/pubmed PY - 1998/5/6/medline PY - 1998/5/6/entrez KW - Age Factors KW - Asia KW - Breast Feeding KW - Demographic Factors KW - Developing Countries KW - Diseases KW - Health KW - India KW - Infant KW - Infant Nutrition KW - Malnutrition KW - Nutrition KW - Nutrition Disorders KW - Population KW - Population Characteristics KW - Research Methodology KW - Research Report KW - Rural Population KW - Sampling Studies KW - Southern Asia KW - Studies KW - Supplementary Feeding KW - Surveys KW - Weaning KW - Youth SP - 576-8, 590 JF - Journal of the Indian Medical Association JO - J Indian Med Assoc VL - 95 IS - 11 N2 - The paper contains information on infant feeding and weaning practices in the rural communities of a semi-arid district of Rajasthan. The findings have been drawn from a recent survey of 328 rural mothers. The rural women of this area are found to believe in old deep seated beliefs and customs, which in turn deprive their infants from advantages of colostrum (77% discarded colostrum) and nutritionally rich supplements, which otherwise should be supplemented to them at any cost in order to keep them healthy. The practices of prolonged breast feeding and delayed supplementation to infants are rampant in this area. Mean age at weaning (27.1 months) again not only affects the health status of mothers and their children but also leads to the undernutrition among both. The findings of the study necessitate to evolve an exhaustive educative programme dealing with various aspects of infant feeding and weaning practices, keeping in view their traditions, so that the useful practices can be encouraged and harmful ones be prohibited. SN - 0019-5847 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/9567585/Infant_feeding_and_weaning_practices_in_some_semi_arid_rural_areas_of_Rajasthan_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/breastfeeding.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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