Effect Of Breastfeeding Among Under 2 Years Children In Kaski District, Nepal

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  • Srijana Paudel

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jmmihs.v8i2.59756

Keywords:

Breastfeeding, Under 2 years, Children, Nepal

Abstract

Background: Breastfeeding is one of the most important determinants of child survival, birth spacing, and the prevention of childhood infections. The beneficial effects of breastfeeding depend on its initiation, duration, and the age at which the breastfed child is weaned. Breastfeeding positively influences cognitive development.

Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study design was used to study impacts of breastfeeding among under 2 year’s children in Kaski district. Interview schedule as a structured questionnaire was used as data collection tool. Data was entered in Epi-data and analysis was performed with the help of the Statistical Package for Social Science.

Results: The result showed nearly one-third (30.9%) of the respondents had fed bottle milk to their children. Majority (85.7%) of respondents had knowledge about effect of breastfeeding. Majority (78.9%) of the children were stunted and 27.8% of children are underweight. Very few (5.3%) of children were found wasted. Sex (p 0.044), suffering from disease (p 0.046), duration of breastfeeding (p 0.001), breastfeeding interval (p 0.001), breastfeeding time in day (p 0.001) were statistically associated with effect of breastfeeding. Height and weight, age and weight was found positively correlated (p<0.05).

Conclusion: The study showed child who were breastfed frequently were normal in weight; their physical development is found good. There is positive co-relation between height and weight as well as age and weight. BCC programme should be conducted for breastfeeding mothers on time, interval, duration of breastfeeding

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Author Biography

Srijana Paudel

Dr. Srijana Paudel, Assistant Professor Western Regional Hospital
Pokhara Academy of Medical Sciences, Pokhara, Nepal

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Published

2023-11-06

How to Cite

Paudel, S. (2023). Effect Of Breastfeeding Among Under 2 Years Children In Kaski District, Nepal. Journal of Manmohan Memorial Institute of Health Sciences, 8(2), 70–80. https://doi.org/10.3126/jmmihs.v8i2.59756

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