International Journal of Home Science
2022, VOL. 8 ISSUE 1, PART D
Infant feeding practices among working mothers of children aged 6 to 24 months: An overview
Author(s): Kalpana and Dr. Shabnam Chhabra
Breastfeeding yields important long-term health benefits for infants and their mothers, including positive impact on children's cognitive development and well-being. Workplace barriers contribute to low rates of breastfeeding. Employment of mothers outside home, especially full-time employment has a negative influence on duration of breastfeeding. Women frequently attribute early weaning to unsupportive work environments. Lack of privacy and adequate time to express breast milk are cited as barriers. Other limitations include employers' perception that the presence of infants in the workplace reduces mothers' productivity, regulations and other rules that bar children from the workplace, and a lack of child care close to the workplace. Field recording on infant’s clinical assessments, anthropometric measurements and immunization schedule family behaviours was carried out. Present study demonstrates a survey on working mothers of 6-24 months old children and their knowledge/awareness/practices towards breast feeding, complementary feeding and healthcare of infant /young children.
How to cite this article:
Kalpana, Dr. Shabnam Chhabra. Infant feeding practices among working mothers of children aged 6 to 24 months: An overview. Int J Home Sci 2022;8(1):215-220.