We need counseling of antenatal and postnatal mothers to exclusive breast feeding up to 6 months of age. We are using the opportunities of antenatal cases compelling hospital deliveries. We are allowing the newborn, if possible to crawl on the mother’s chest, to allow breast feeding before cutting the cord to learn sucking problems. Breast feeding is assisted by mothers. During the stay at hospital stay all postnatal mothers were advised to take good and adequate nutrient diet for first 6 months. During immunization visits after examination of the infant, we are allowing them to have breast feeding continuously and repeatedly.
Results: Awareness among the mothers Fact one 63.6% fact two 48.18%, fact three 42.7%, fact four 50.9 %, fact five 60% fact, six 50.9%, fact seven 40.9%, fact eight 40.9%, fact nine 47, 2%, fact ten 66.3 % are aware of WHO breast feeding recommendations . AIM of the Study is to know the awareness of WHO breast feeding 10 facts among antenatal and post natal mothers [3, 4].
Material and methods: Total number of 1100 feeding mothers in a year at the Pediatric OPD and Obstetrics OPD at The Apollo Medical College Hospital, Chittoor, are enquired and counseled to create awareness on WHO 10 facts on breast feeding .