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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 71-73

Determinants in initiation of breastfeeding among lactating women in block R. S. Pura of district Jammu (India)


1 Department of Community Medicine, Dr. R.P. Government Medical College, Tanda, Himachal Pradesh, India
2 Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical College, Jammu (J and K), India

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Sunil Kumar Raina
Department of Community Medicine, Dr. R.P. Government Medical College, Tanda, Himachal Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.85755

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Research Question: What determines the trend in initiation of breastfeeding among lactating women? Objective: To assess the role of various factors in determining the initiation of breastfeeding among lactating women in block R. S. Pura of district Jammu. Material and Methods: A stratified two-stage design with villages as the primary sampling unit and lactating mothers as secondary sampling unit. Villages were divided into different clusters on the basis of population and sampling units were selected by a simple random technique. Results and Conclusion: Breastfeeding is almost universal in R. S. Pura. Education is a key determinant of early initiation of breastfeeding although there is slight variation between rural and urban areas.


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