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Hatami A,  Talebi Toti Z. Patterns of Breastfeeding in Infants. Hayat. 2007; 13 (2) :71-76
URL: http://hayat.tums.ac.ir/article-1-181-en.html

Abstract:   (4920 Views)

Background & Objectives: Successful breastfeeding is the result of right patterns of breastfeeding. This research aimed to study the patterns of breastfeeding in infants in Ray health centers.

Methods & Materials: This is a descriptive study. The cluster random sampling (CRS) technique was used to select 400 mothers who had children under one year. Data were gathered using a questionnaire. Validity of the questionnaire was evaluated using content validity and reliability was determined using test-pretest method. Statistical analysis was carried out using statistical package for social sciences (SPSS).

Results: The results showed that 34.5% of mothers breastfed their children exclusively for 6 months. In 58.7% of the samples, the first contact between mother and child was made in less than 2 hours. 95.2% of children were started their first feeding with colostrums and 59% of mothers fed their children with Manna and 54% with sugary water and 39.5% gave them water. 81.5% of children were breastfeed on demand and 18.5% of them were feed two to four times a day. There was no significant relationship between parent&aposs knowledge, child&aposs sex, parent&aposs age, child&aposs rank in the family and child&aposs race with breastfeeding (P>0.05).

Conclusion: The results showed that the mothers had wrong beliefs, low knowledge and inappropriate practice on breastfeeding.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Nursing Care
Published: 2013/08/12 | ePublished: 2013/08/12

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