Social Determinants Of Exclusive Breast Feeding Practices
Objectives : To find out extent of exclusive breast feeding. To study the factors affecting exclusive breast feeding practices. Study design : Cross-sectional community based study Study Period : November 2004 to April 2005 Setting : Slums of Rishikesh Material and Methods : All the house holds of sheeshamjhari slum were included in the study. All available mothers of under 5 children were interviewed by house to house survey using predesigned and pretested questionnaire. Participants: Mothers and under five children Study variables: Exclusive breast feeding, religion, caste, family type, educational status. Statistical analysis: roportions, Chi-square test. Results: Exclusive Breast Feeding was found to be 26.0% and Educational status of mother has significant influence on EBF.