LACTATION, BREAST-FEEDING SUPPLEMENTATION AND NUTRITION

Authors

  • IFTIKHAR AHMED
  • NASIR FAROOQ
  • HUMA JADOON
  • KHALID KHAN
  • N. SEEMA
  • SALEEM SALEEM

Abstract

Background: Breast-feeding and proper weaning methods are very important to cover the milestones of life andto achieve good nutritional status under five. The proper lactation, feeding and supplementation methods must beadopted to achieve this goal. In Pakistan a lot of agencies have been working on this. It is included in the daily effortof every doctor and medic to achieve this goal. Methods: This study was done to know the results of our efforts inOghi Pakistan. A Hospital based study on 10 children/mothers was conducted. The children were randomly selectedfrom the best E.P.I. center of Oghi. The mothers were interviewed after explaining them the purpose of the study. Thequestionnaire was filled and questions were explained in local language for the convenience of mother. The parametersstudied and questions asked included age, sex. weight, height, first feed, age at weaning, type of milk, and type ofweaning food. Results: The results were found satisfactory due to the hard work of workers of UNICEF, Healthdepartment of NWFP and better when compared to other areas of the province.

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