The determinants of exclusive breast feeding in urban slums: a community based study.

@article{Tiwari2009TheDO,
  title={The determinants of exclusive breast feeding in urban slums: a community based study.},
  author={Ranjana Tiwari and Payal Mahajan and Chandrakant Lahariya},
  journal={Journal of tropical pediatrics},
  year={2009},
  volume={55 1},
  pages={49-54}
}
The actual rate of Exclusive Breast Feeding (EBF) (up to the age of 6 months) is dismally low in urban slums of India. The reasons and determinants of this are debatable. The study was planned to understand the determinants of EBF in the infants in urban slums. A community-based cross sectional study was done in urban slums of Gwalior, India. The data were collected by interviewing the caregivers of 279 infants aged between 6 and 11 months from November 2005 to July 2006. Only 11 (3.8%) mothers… CONTINUE READING

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