A Cross Sectional Study on Feeding Practice of New Born Babies in Selected Hospitals

Authors

  • Md Monoarul Haque Bangladesh University of Health Sciences (BUHS), Dhaka
  • A K M Mejbah Uddin University of South Asia, Dhaka
  • Md Rijwan Bhuiyan Bangladesh Institute of Health Sciences (BIHS), Dhaka
  • A S M Mazharul Islam Bangladesh Institute of Health Sciences (BIHS), Dhaka
  • Md Shah Billal Masum Community Medical Institute, Gaibandha
  • Monirul Haqe Panaroma General Hospital, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/cmoshmcj.v13i3.21028

Keywords:

Feeding practice, New born, Caesarean Section

Abstract

Background: Exclusive Breast feeding is implies feeding of breast milk is enough for the baby up to six months of life and no other food is necessary during this time. Objective: The main objective of this study is to study the feeding practice of newborn babies in first week of life.

Methods: This study was a cross-sectional study conducted on mothers who have done C-section. About 120 sample were interviewed in Dhaka Medical College Hospital and Pan Pacific Hospital Ltd, Dhaka. Pretested structured questionnaire was used for data collection.

Results: The result showed that showed that one-third of the infants 84 (70%) were between the ages of 1 to 2 days and 29 (24.2%) were between the age of 3 to 4 days and the rest 7 (5.8%) were greater than 4 days and about half (53%) mothers initiate breast feeding within one hour after delivery. Besides study found that more than half of mothers 67(55.8%) were fed 5-8 time, 40 (33.4%) mother were fed 8-12 time and 13 (10.8%) mothers were fed per day 12-16 time and about 82% mothers use water as an extra feed of their child.

Conclusion: The study result does not represent the country situation and should not generalize. Further study is needed for more specific information and generalization.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/cmoshmcj.v13i3.21028

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Author Biographies

Md Monoarul Haque, Bangladesh University of Health Sciences (BUHS), Dhaka

Department of Community Nutrition
Faculty of Public Health

A K M Mejbah Uddin, University of South Asia, Dhaka

Department of Public Health & Life Sciences

Md Rijwan Bhuiyan, Bangladesh Institute of Health Sciences (BIHS), Dhaka

Department of Health Promotion and Health Education

A S M Mazharul Islam, Bangladesh Institute of Health Sciences (BIHS), Dhaka

Health Care Development Project
Ibrahim General Hospital

Md Shah Billal Masum, Community Medical Institute, Gaibandha

Senior Lecturer

Monirul Haqe, Panaroma General Hospital, Dhaka

Consultant

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Published

2014-11-30

How to Cite

Haque, M. M., Uddin, A. K. M. M., Bhuiyan, M. R., Islam, A. S. M. M., Masum, M. S. B., & Haqe, M. (2014). A Cross Sectional Study on Feeding Practice of New Born Babies in Selected Hospitals. Chattagram Maa-O-Shishu Hospital Medical College Journal, 13(3), 65–68. https://doi.org/10.3329/cmoshmcj.v13i3.21028

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