Infant feeding practices in Bombay slums.

  title={Infant feeding practices in Bombay slums.},
  author={Sandeep B Bavdekar and Manisha S Bavdekar and R R Kasla and K J Raghunandana and Shaun Joshi and G S Hathi},
  journal={Indian pediatrics},
  volume={31 9},
A study was conducted in two slum areas in a Bombay suburb covering a total population of 4879. One hundred and fifty-three mothers having children below two years were interviewed. Ninety six per cent infants below the age of 4 months received breast milk, though exclusive breastfeeding was practised only in 37% infants. Timely complementary feeding rate was only 0.48. Twenty three per cent of mothers used bottle for administration of supplementary food or water. Only 15.7% of mothers used… CONTINUE READING


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