Exclusive breastfeeding--the relationship between maternal perception and practice.

@article{Uchendu2009ExclusiveBR,
  title={Exclusive breastfeeding--the relationship between maternal perception and practice.},
  author={Uchendu Orizu Uchendu and Anthony Nnaemeka Ikefuna and Ifeoma Josephine Emodi},
  journal={Nigerian journal of clinical practice},
  year={2009},
  volume={12 4},
  pages={
          403-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND The behaviour adopted by individuals is moulded by their perception of various issues. In spite of well established benefits of exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) to babies, mothers and society, the EBF practice rate (EBFPr) in our environment has remained low. OBJECTIVE To evaluate mother's perception of exclusive breastfeeding and determine the relationship between such view and their practices. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Two hundred mothers were interviewed to elicit their perception of… CONTINUE READING

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