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Factors Affecting the Practice of Exclusive Breastfeeding Among Mothers, Barakat ALnamozajia Area, Gezira State, Sudan( 2013 )

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dc.contributor.author Osman, Lubna Abd ALrhman
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-24T10:14:15Z
dc.date.available 2018-10-24T10:14:15Z
dc.date.issued 2013-08-23
dc.identifier.uri http://repo.uofg.edu.sd/handle/123456789/2589
dc.description A Dissertation Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Sciences in Family Medicine, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Gezira, August, 2013 en_US
dc.description.abstract Exclusive breastfeeding is defined as feeding infants only breast milk, be it directly from breast or expressed, with no addition of any liquid or solids apart from drops or syrups consisting of vitamins, mineral supplements or medicine, and nothing else. Several studies have shown that exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months plays a great role in preventing morbidity and mortality. This study aimed to identify factors affecting use of exclusive breast feeding and to assess knowledge, and practices of mothers concerning exclusive breast feeding in Baracat Elnamozajia area , Gezira State, and to find out the relationship between these factors and practices of exclusive breast feeding. The study depends on primary data collected through structured questionnaire designed to cover all research objectives. A community based cross-sectional study was carried out on 128 mothers of under five age children, which selected randomly from Baracat EL namozajia area. The result showed that 48% of mothers feed their babies natural breastfeeding for full four month, 35% breast fed exclusively for 6 month and 13% for 2 month. The result showed that there is significant association between practice of exclusive breast feeding and many socio _ demographic characteristics like age, education and the number of family member. Which showed that increase the level of education associated positively with use of EBF, and increase the age of mother and increase the number of family member associated negatively with use of EBF. The study recommended to develop health education program concerning exclusive breast feeding based on mothers needs according to the study findings to be implemented in PHC centers. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Salwa Elsanousi Husseib (supervison)) Osman Hamid Abduilhamid (co- supervison) en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Gezira en_US
dc.subject Breast milk en_US
dc.subject health education en_US
dc.subject Child Safety en_US
dc.subject Family Medicine en_US
dc.title Factors Affecting the Practice of Exclusive Breastfeeding Among Mothers, Barakat ALnamozajia Area, Gezira State, Sudan( 2013 ) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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