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RMJ. 2018; 43(2): 332-336


Knowledge about the breast feeding practices and its relationship to the health of infant

Shankar Lal, Dileejan Mugheri, Ahmed Bux Shaikh, Chetandas, Shanti Lal.

Abstract
Objective: To assess the knowledge about the breast feeding practices and its relationship to the health of infant in general practitioners in Larkana city, Pakistan.
Methodology: This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted in general practitioners of Larkana city and included all general practitioners, graduate and post graduate, trained and untrained trainees. All were administered a structured questionnaire to collect their response. All the quacks (non-qualified) and Doctors who were not willing to be interviewed were not included.
Results: Out of 161 medical practitioners, 154 (95.7%) were males and 7 (4.3%) were female. Majority, 140 (87%) were graduates, most of GPs (87%) did their graduation from Chandka Medical College, Larkana. The overall percentage of correct answers was 54.0%.
Conclusion: Knowledge of general practitioners regarding breast feeding practices and their relationship with health of infant was inadequate to counsel women, which is a significant barrier to the protection, promotion, and support of breastfeeding practice.

Key words: Exclusive breastfeeding, General practitioners, colostrum


 
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Shankar Lal, Dileejan Mugheri, Ahmed Bux Shaikh, Chetandas, Shanti Lal. Knowledge about the breast feeding practices and its relationship to the health of infant. RMJ. (2018), [cited March 22, 2019]; 43(2): 332-336.



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Shankar Lal, Dileejan Mugheri, Ahmed Bux Shaikh, Chetandas, Shanti Lal (2018) Knowledge about the breast feeding practices and its relationship to the health of infant. RMJ, 43 (2), 332-336.



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Shankar Lal, Dileejan Mugheri, Ahmed Bux Shaikh, Chetandas, Shanti Lal. 2018. Knowledge about the breast feeding practices and its relationship to the health of infant. Rawal Medical Journal, 43 (2), 332-336.



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Shankar Lal, Dileejan Mugheri, Ahmed Bux Shaikh, Chetandas, Shanti Lal. "Knowledge about the breast feeding practices and its relationship to the health of infant." Rawal Medical Journal 43 (2018), 332-336.



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Shankar Lal, Dileejan Mugheri, Ahmed Bux Shaikh, Chetandas, Shanti Lal. "Knowledge about the breast feeding practices and its relationship to the health of infant." Rawal Medical Journal 43.2 (2018), 332-336. Print.



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Shankar Lal, Dileejan Mugheri, Ahmed Bux Shaikh, Chetandas, Shanti Lal (2018) Knowledge about the breast feeding practices and its relationship to the health of infant. Rawal Medical Journal, 43 (2), 332-336.








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