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Research Paper | Nutrition Science | Saudi Arabia | Volume 5 Issue 9, September 2016
The Knowledge, Attitude and Practices of Mothers regarding the Breast-Feeding in Sinkat Locality, Red Sea State, Sudan
Tahani Babiker Elyas
Abstract: Breast feeding, the most natural way of infant feeding to satisfy nutritional, metabolic and psychological needs of the baby. This cross-sectional study was conducted from 2014 to 2015 to assess the knowledge, attitudes and practices of mother about the breastfeeding. A cluster sampling technique was used for selecting 780 households with at least one child under five. Structured questionnaires were administered to mothers, chi square test and relative risk were used to test the associations using 0.05 significant levels. Statistical association was existed between the educational level of the mother's and the type of food introduced first to the child after birth, and exclusive breastfeeding practices also the study revealed that (61%) of the mother's weaned their children before two years and 63 %) weaned them suddenly. The study recommended to using the Ten Steps to Successful Breast-feeding guide for health education to promote and correcting the beliefs about breastfeeding.
Keywords: Breastfeeding, Sinkat locality, Red Sea State, Sudan
Edition: Volume 5 Issue 9, September 2016,
Pages: 566 - 569