A cross-sectional study was conducted among 298 lactating mothers having under two-years children in Kakani of Nuwakot district. The data collected data was analyzed using Statistical Package for Social science (SPSS) and measured frequency and percentages. About 70.3 % fed colostrum to their children and eighty-two percent of mothers agreed with WHOs recommendation of exclusively breastfeeding child for first six months. The majority (62%) of mothers had practice of burping their children after feeding and wash their hands before food preparation, during and after child feeding and after cleaning of stool/urine. The result suggests that women should be given special attention with regard to breastfeeding support and complementary feeding with continued breastfeeding.
Sushmita K. C.
Ms. Sushmita K.C. is Ph.D. Scholar in Child Development at Tribhuvan University, Nepal. She is also working as visiting lecturer for Masters in Child Development at Padma Kanya Multiple Campus, Kathmandu, Nepal. She has published articles on family planning and other health-related issues. She was engaged in qualitative and quantitative research.
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Lactating Mothers, breastfeeding, Nepal, Knowledge and Practice on Child Feeding
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