Virtual Conference
Nutrition 2022

Milan Acharya

Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Title: Breastfeeding Practices for the Children in Nepal: Is malnutrition a case?

Abstract

Breastfeeding practice is important to determine the children’s mortality and morbidity in the context of Nepal. The aim of this research was to compare the breastfeeding practices dominant among the educated and illiterate mothers of reproductive age (15-49) in Kathmandu Valley. The research was aimed at comparing the breastfeeding practices of women in different age groups, and exploring the issues of the frequency of breastfeeding among the educated and illiterate mothers. It was carried out in four communities of Kirtipur Municipality that is located in the Valley. Educated mothers (from the School Leaving Certificate passed to Master’s Degree holders) with their children were encompassed in this research study and the statistics and the meanings were collected by means of the piloted opinionaire on breastfeeding practices. The result showed that most of the mothers who were illiterate had better practices of breastfeeding as compared with the educated mothers. This research highlights the necessity for breastfeeding involvement packages, particularly for the educated mothers who know the techniques of breastfeeding but don’t want to do so on time due to a busy life schedule and concerning the appearance and beauty of their bodies.

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