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American Journal of Public Health Research. 2018, 6(3), 130-133
DOI: 10.12691/ajphr-6-3-1
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Study of IYCF Indicators on Practices and Knowledge of Mothers in Rural Areas

Taslima Arzu1, , Ariful Kabir Sujan2, Farha Matin Juliana3 and Sabir Hossain3

1Jahangirnagar University, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh

2Technical Manager, Nutrition Department, Save the Children, Bangladesh

3Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Pub. Date: April 16, 2018

Cite this paper:
Taslima Arzu, Ariful Kabir Sujan, Farha Matin Juliana and Sabir Hossain. Study of IYCF Indicators on Practices and Knowledge of Mothers in Rural Areas. American Journal of Public Health Research. 2018; 6(3):130-133. doi: 10.12691/ajphr-6-3-1

Abstract

The IYCF practices have a great impact on the physical and mental development of the child. The objective of this study was to study the knowledge and compliance to IYCF practices along. The lactating mothers with the children in the age group 0-23 months were studied. Mother’s knowledge level is average about IYCF components; 55.5% mothers have proper knowledge about IYCF practice. 70.9% mothers have knowledge on initiation of breast-feeding within an hour of birth while 50.7% of the mothers initiated breast-feeding within an hour after birth. Exclusive breast-feeding for 6 months was practiced by the mothers of 69.1%. 69.1% of the mothers told that complimentary feeding should start at 6 months.64.6% of the mother will continue breast fed for 2 years of infants and 72.5% mothers practicing age appropriate meal frequency but only 37.3 children have minimum diet diversity.

Keywords:
Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) Brest feeding complementary feeding lactating mother

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