Knowledge and Practices Regarding Infant and Young Child Feeding among Mothers’ Children 0-23 Months of Matli, District Badin, Sindh

Authors

  • Mazhar Ul Haq Senior Medical Officer. Health Department, Govt of Sindh
  • Rukhsana Khan Associate Professor, Department of Community Medicine Fazaia Medical College Islamabad- Pakistan,
  • Arshia Bilal Associate Professor, Department of Community Medicine Fazaia Medical College Islamabad- Pakistan,
  • Lajpat . Deputy Town Health Officer (Preventive) Site Town Karachi
  • Saira Almas Gynea and Obstetrics: DUMHS Karachi-Pakistan.
  • Muhammad Ali Balouch Senior Medical Officer. Health Department, Govt of Sindh
  • Shahida Khan Staff at Health Department, Govt of Sindh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32413/pjph.v10i1.255

Keywords:

IYCF, exclusive breastfeeding, complimentary feeding

Abstract

Background: Lack of proper practices account for the deaths of 1.4 million children of <5 years globally. Optimal Infant and Young Child Feeding practices are recognized as the most valuable approach for improving child survival and development. We aimed to assess the knowledge and practices and to determine the factors affecting Infant and Young Child Feeding practices among mothers of children 0-23 months of Taluka Hospital Matli, Badin District, Sindh

Methods: A descriptive hospital-based cross-sectional study was conducted with the sample of 279 mothers visiting pediatric OPD of Taluka Hospital Matli, Badin District, Sindh-Pakistan from 1st October to 31st December 2016. The sample was collected by using non probability consecutive sampling technique and structured pretested questionnaire.

Results: 94% of women had the knowledge of when to start breastfeeding after delivery. There is a strong association between maternal education and 0-23 month’s children receiving bottle feed and also a strong association between the information providers and bottle feeding practice.

Conclusion: We have found a good dependence of birth weight of the newborn with the monthly income of the household. LHWs and nurses were main sources of information provider about breastfeeding.

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Published

2020-10-26

How to Cite

Haq, M. U., Khan, R., Bilal, A., ., L., Almas, S., Balouch, M. A., & Khan, S. (2020). Knowledge and Practices Regarding Infant and Young Child Feeding among Mothers’ Children 0-23 Months of Matli, District Badin, Sindh. Pakistan Journal of Public Health, 10(1), 54-59. https://doi.org/10.32413/pjph.v10i1.255