Maternal Attitudes Towards Breastfeeding And The Feeding Pattern Among Bolivian Residents

1444 words - 6 pages

The cross-sectional study was conducted to investigate the relationship between the mothers attitudes and her family towards breastfeeding and the feeding pattern among Bolivian residents. It was found that neither the attitudes of the mothers, grandmothers or the husbands would influence the infants feeding patterns. The mothers wh0 received antenatal education breastfed their child for longer duration. Health education by the hospital personnel was associated with less use of infant formulas.54.2% of the sample felt that breastfeeding is good and 45.6%of the mothers stated that it was very good. There was a positive association between reporting that “very good” and literacy, Latin ethnicity and high social class. Most of the partners were positive towards breastfeeding.90% of the grand mothers were having positive attitude towards breastfeeding. Around 92% of the sample were aware of advantages of breastfeeding.63.9% of them mentioned that breast milk is nutritious, protects against infections (62%) economic factor (7%). The level of knowledge was linked with the

educational status, social background and ethnicity. Most of the sample did not mention any disadvantages of breastfeeding but only few of them mentioned that there may be chances of transmission of diseases from mother to child. Like the previous study mothers (59.9%) received information on breastfeeding from their doctors or nurses.11
A study was conducted among 600 mothers at kasturba hospital at sevagram. The main objective of the study was to assess the knowledge attitude towards breastfeeding. Mothers who were attending the baby friendly hospitals and antenatal clinic were included in the study. Results revealed that only 30% of the unbooked and 54.5% of booked mothers attended the clinic and received information on breastfeeding. The knowledge of booked mothers were high when compared to the unbooked mothers. Booked mothers wanted to initiate breastfeeding as early as possible after the birth and do not want to give their babies water. Even they were more knowledgeable regarding colostrums and benefits of breastfeeding and avoiding prelacteal feeds and nutritional requirements for nursing mothers.12
A community based study was conducted to assess the breastfeeding practices in rural areas total 1050 women were included in the study . Results showed that 29% of the mothers discarded the colostrums. Around 35% of the infants were not kept to the breast even after 48 hours of birth. 94% of the babies were exclusively breastfed for 1 month where as it was decreased to 26.8% at 6 months. Complementary feeding rate among infants from 6 months to 10 months was 57.3%. cent percent breastfeeding rates

were noted till 1 year and 87.2% at 2years. 49.4% of sample were switched to bottle feeding below one year the main reasons behind this is due to intention that breast milk will not be sufficient. The median duration of breastfeeding was with in 24 months....

Find Another Essay On Maternal Attitudes Towards Breastfeeding and the Feeding Pattern Among Bolivian Residents

Feeding the Children of HIV-Infected Mothers: The Arguments for Formula and Breastfeeding

1494 words - 6 pages supplemental formula unclean water could expose their child gastrointestinal infections or parasites. The official recommendation of the World Health Organization (WHO) is that if supplemental feeding is feasible and practical by the mother, then the mother should avoid breastfeeding. If supplemental feeding is not feasible, then the child should be exclusively breastfed for at least six months. Neither choice is a one hundred percent satisfactory solution

Breastfeeding and the Workplace Essay

688 words - 3 pages care costs and em-ployee absenteeism caused by infant illness because breast-fed infants are healthier, ac-cording to AAP". "Its research has shown that these babies have fewer allergies, respira-tory infections, ear infections, and serious diseases, such as diabetes". "Breastfeeding also keeps mothers healthier by reducing the risk of ovarian and breast cancers, say the AAP" (Tyler,1999). Studies show there is less illness among breastfed children

The Factors Influencing Breastfeeding Among Mothers in Malaysia

991 words - 4 pages Background of Study A mere definition of breastfeeding is feeding newborn infants with milk directly or, sometimes indirectly from female human breasts or so called lactation which replaced the use of formula milk. Breastfeeding is important as it can be described as the first touch from mother to her newborn infant and some mother sees that through breastfeed, they can spend more time with their infant. According to The American Academy of

Attitudes and Concerns Towards Children's Learning Disabilities

928 words - 4 pages There are many concerns and attitudes that are present when a child has a disability, from the parents, to other children, and even social workers who work with the child. The main focus will be children with learning disabilities and how people view the child and concerns that people have for children with disabilities, also attitudes that arise towards disabled people. There will be a focus on how social worker deal with child disabilities in

Comparing Nietzsche and Schopenhauer's Attitudes Towards Life

3248 words - 13 pages Comparing Nietzsche and Schopenhauer's Attitudes Towards Life ABSTRACT: On the basis of his metaphysics, Schopenhauer was led to advocate quietism and resignation as attitudes toward life. In the course of his career, Nietzsche reversed his estimation of Schopenhauer from initial agreement to final excoriation. In what follows, I examine and assess the grounds on which Nietzsche revised his opinion of Schopenhauer as educator of humanity. I

Breastfeeding and The WIC Program

1179 words - 5 pages The United States' Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children also known as WIC supplies almost fifty percent of the infant formula used in the US at no charge to the families. This has raised a red flag for concern because it is well-known that feeding with infant formula results in poorer health outcomes for infants than breastfeeding. Why should WIC offer any formula at all to its clients when breast milk is free

Canadian Attitudes Towards the Afghanistan War

1085 words - 5 pages “Over the past century, Canadian attitudes towards the use of force and the exercise of military power in support of national aims have fundamentally shifted”. This is a quote written by Major Todd Strickland in his article, titled, “From the Boers to the Taliban: How Canadians Attitudes towards War Have Changed”. This article reviews Canada’s history within the wars and also Canadian’s thoughts on war. The Afghan war began in 2001 and is still

Attitudes Towards the Religion of Islam

678 words - 3 pages Attitudes Towards the Religion of Islam For centuries much of the Western world has targeted the Islamic religion as a threat to others. Many feel that the religion promotes hatred and violence while many others feel that Islam is a peaceful religion. With so many forms of the religion, though, it is hard to put a label on the religion as a whole as being either peaceful or violent. Perhaps the best way to try to answer these

Students' Attitudes Towards Mobile Learning and Mobile Device Usage in the U.S. and Israel Universities

900 words - 4 pages (Hwang & Chang, 2011). The use of mobile devices also have enhanced authentic learning and personalized instruction (Ju-Ling, Chien-Wen, & Gwo-Jen, 2010; Sha, Looi, Chen, & Zhang, 2012; Song, Wong, & Looi, 2012). According to a recent survey (Nagel, 2013), one-third of students in 4-12 grades in the U.S. own tablets and over 40% own smartphones. Most students responded to the survey also had positive attitudes towards mobile learning, and 67

Attitudes towards war - "Goodbye" from Blackadder and "The One day of the year" by Alan Seymour

829 words - 3 pages towards war. Futile? But it is just how it is, as shown in the text "The One Day Of The Year" by Alan Seymour and "Goodbye" from the series of BlackAddar.The One Day Of The Year is a play based on dialogue about a modernized family. The text has several attitudes towards war. Alf being the one who likes the talk tends to show off how important of a figure he is as he was part of the World War II and sees ANZAC as a great and honorable day where he

A Comparison of Attitudes Towards Life in "The Catcher in the Rye"and "Dead Poet's Society"

1491 words - 6 pages In this world, there are many attitudes towards life that one can possess. This attitude can range from nihilism to ignorant idealism depending on the human being. The works entitled "Dead Poets' Society" and "The Catcher in the Rye" hold a variety of stances on life. However, the novel, "The Catcher in the Rye" mainly paints the mind-set of idealism because it is about an adolescent named Holden Caulfield who is highly idealistic. The novel

Similar Essays

Attitudes And Practices Of Rural And Urban Women Towards Breastfeeding

1695 words - 7 pages CHAPTER - V RESULTS This chapter dealt with the findings of the study to compare the knowledge, attitudes and practices of rural and urban woman towards breastfeeding. A structured questionnaire was used to collect the data and analysis was done with the help of descriptive statistical method and chi - square test. P value <0.05 was considered as significant. Results were presented under the following headings: Part I: Deals with the

Breastfeeding Is The Best Feeding Essay

719 words - 3 pages With the arrival of a newborn, parents are immediately faced with myriad of decisions. Should they use cloth or store-bought diapers, co-sleeping or a crib, and what parent gets what shift during the night are just a few. However, one of the most important and more personal choices is between a formula based diet or breastfeeding for their baby to receive his or her required nourishment. It has been proven time and time again that the benefits

Maternal And Infant Benefits Of Breastfeeding

850 words - 4 pages Introduction Pregnant women and their partner are faced with many new challenges when welcoming a newborn into the world, which can often be very overwhelming. When it comes to feeding their newborn it is important that as nurses, we provide them with up to date information regarding feeding methods. This helps new parents make informed decisions in regards to which method is the best method for them. The following paper will discuss scientific

The Attitudes Towards Violence And Guns

1653 words - 7 pages towards Guns and Violence Questionnaire Attitudes Towards Guns and Violence Questionnaire is a 26 item questionnaire that addresses the youth of his attitude toward violence. The purpose of the test is to learn why specific individuals are attracted to guns and violence. The test measures the attitude of youths 6-29 years of age attitude towards violence and guns. It is written on a third grade level. It can be administered by