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Year : 1991  |  Volume : 35  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 93-6

Breast feeding practices--impressions from an urban community.

Burdwan Medical College, West Bengal

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Burdwan Medical College, West Bengal

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Information regarding breast feeding practices of 600 children below 3 years of age attending hospital OPDs and private clinics during 1984-85 were collected. 51.3% received breast milk within 24 hrs. of birth, mean duration of breast feeding being 6 months. 68% of Infants had been given prelacteal feeds. 34% children were exclusively breast fed till 1 month. Insufficient milk was an important reason for discontinuation before 6 months.

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