Breastfeeding practices and growth pattern of infants in six weeks of infancy
Ranjitha Mani, Dr. Prema Janardan and Dr. R Sudha
Breast milk is the best for the baby and the benefits of breast feeding extend well beyond the basic nutrition and breast milk is packed with disease-fighting substances that protect the baby from illness. The present study aimed to study the effect of breastfeeding practices on growth pattern of infants among postnatal mothers delivered vaginally and by caesarean section. The study was conducted among 120 mothers and their infant in six weeks of infancy, attending selected hospitals in Chennai, Tamilnadu. Non Probability Convenient sampling technique was used to select the samples. Checklist was used to assess the breastfeeding practices of mothers and the growth pattern of infant in six weeks of infancy. Anthropometric measures were assessed for the infant in six weeks of infancy. The study findings revealed a significant difference in the breastfeeding practices among mothers and also the growth pattern of their infant in six weeks of infancy. Correlation revealed a positive correlation between the breastfeeding practice and growth pattern of the infant in six weeks of infancy at six weeks of infancy.
Ranjitha Mani, Dr. Prema Janardan, Dr. R Sudha. Breastfeeding practices and growth pattern of infants in six weeks of infancy. Int J Res Paediatric Nurs 2021;3(1):16-20. DOI: 10.33545/26641291.2021.v3.i1a.52