Exclusive Breast Feeding-Knowledge In Different Groups Of Women In Rural And Urban Areas Of Lucknow District

  • Ahmed Naim
  • J V Singh
  • A K Srivastava
  • S Jain

Abstract

A cross-sectional study on S6 females was conducted in the rural and urban areas of Lucknow district of Uttar Pradesh to assess the knowledge of females about exclusive breast-feeding. Knowledge from adolescent girls, married and lactating women was assessed by a preĀ­tested questionnaire for biosocial correlates (such as marital status,educational status, medium of education, working status, socio-economics status and family size), sources of information, time of initation of breast-feeding and the best method of feeding a baby <4 months of age. Only 9.8% in urban and 13.3% in rural areas had complete knowledge of Exclusive breast-feeding. Educated females had more knowledge in both urban and rural areas of initiating breast-feeding within 1 hr of delivery as compared to un-educated females. The study highlights the needs for continuing medical education and for including knowledge about Exclusive breast-feeding in school curriculum of adolescent girls.

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Published
2013-06-30
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Naim A, Singh JV, Srivastava AK, Jain S. Exclusive Breast Feeding-Knowledge In Different Groups Of Women In Rural And Urban Areas Of Lucknow District. Indian J Community Health [Internet]. 2013Jun.30 [cited 2020Aug.11];15(1):37-4. Available from: https://www.iapsmupuk.org/journal/index.php/IJCH/article/view/75
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