Factors associated with prelacteal feeding and timely initiation of breastfeeding in hospital-delivered infants in India.

@article{Patel2013FactorsAW,
  title={Factors associated with prelacteal feeding and timely initiation of breastfeeding in hospital-delivered infants in India.},
  author={Archana Behram Patel and Anita Banerjee and Amol Kaletwad},
  journal={Journal of human lactation : official journal of International Lactation Consultant Association},
  year={2013},
  volume={29 4},
  pages={572-8}
}
BACKGROUND Early initiation of breastfeeding continues to remain uncommon in India, and the practice of giving prelacteal feeding is still prevalent. OBJECTIVES We determined the rates of timely initiation of breastfeeeding and prelacteal feeding, factors associated with these practices, and the association between the 2. METHODS Five hundred women who delivered live infants at a tertiary care hospital in India were included. The study outcomes were timely initiation of breastfeeding and… CONTINUE READING
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