Current breastfeeding knowledge, attitude, and practices of mothers in five rural communities in the Savannah region of Nigeria.

@article{Okolo1999CurrentBK,
  title={Current breastfeeding knowledge, attitude, and practices of mothers in five rural communities in the Savannah region of Nigeria.},
  author={S N Okolo and Y B Adewunmi and Marx Okonji},
  journal={Journal of tropical pediatrics},
  year={1999},
  volume={45 6},
  pages={323-6}
}
The knowledge, attitude, and practices regarding breastfeeding of 310 mothers in five rural communities in Toto Local Government in Nassarawa State, Nigeria were investigated using a questionnaire. One hundred and sixty-two (52.3 per cent) mothers were illiterate while 148 (47.7 per cent) had either primary or secondary school education. Apart from giving babies colostrum, which was seen more amongst mothers with higher levels of education (p < 0.001), other practices investigated such as… CONTINUE READING