International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 5, Issue 11, Part C (2019)
Association of maternal education and breastfeeding practices in Kailali district, Nepal
Breastfeeding is the action of feeding a baby with milk from the breast. The main aim of this study is to investigate the association between maternal education and breastfeeding of Nepalese mothers with a consideration of household income and health-seeking behaviors. This was a cross-sectional analytical study carried out in Dhangadhi sub-metropolitan city which was selected randomly. Respondents were 384mothers having below 1year of children who were recruited based on purposive sampling method. Among 5 breastfeeding outcomes, ever BF was considered as the main outcome of breastfeeding. Interview schedule was the research tool that was based on WHO sample questions on breastfeeding indicators. Mothers with a higher education were more likely to initiate early breast feeding when they were also from a high-income household while also being lesslikely to exclusively breast feed their babies. Routine and successful nursing is crucial for the health of infants andis influenced by maternal education. Future public health interventions to promote breast feeding should consider the issues related to the educational level of mothers.
How to cite this article:
Prayag Raj Joshi. Association of maternal education and breastfeeding practices in Kailali district, Nepal. Int J Appl Res 2019;5(11):168-171.