Mothers' knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and practices concerning exclusive breastfeeding in Calabar, Nigeria

@inproceedings{Essien2009MothersKA,
  title={Mothers' knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and practices concerning exclusive breastfeeding in Calabar, Nigeria},
  author={Nessie C. Essien and P. E. Samson-akpan and T. J. Ndebbio and Mildred E. John},
  year={2009}
}
Breastfeeding is an important resource which includes exclusive breastfeeding (EBF). It provides food, health and care simultaneously. Therefore a descriptive survey was carried out to assess knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and practices as related to EBF. The study population consisted of all mothers of child bearing ages (15-49 years) who had children from (0-2 years). Simple random sampling was used in selecting ten villages out of twenty-three and single-stage cluster sampling was used to… CONTINUE READING

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