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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 188-191

Assessment of feeding practices in children of age group 6 months–3 years in Urban Slums of Arvi Naka


Department Community Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed to be University), Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Nikhil Dhande
Department Community Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Sawangi (Meghe), Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jdmimsu.jdmimsu_17_20

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Aim and Objectives: Assessment of feeding practices in children of age group 6 months–3 years in urban slums of Arvi Naka. The study determines breastfeeding as one of the four strategies for improving child survival and nutrition. Materials and Methods: The study uses various methodologies to determine breastfeeding practices in slum areas of Arvi Naka and uses a lottery method to determine the place of people to be taken; the sample size was 100 individuals, and the study was conducted for 3 months. The study uses various variables and methods to determine the objectives. Data collection was done by making two groups. Results: 2.29% of hospital-delivered children started breastfeeding within 1 h, 43.67% were started within 4 h, 50.57% were started within 8 h, and the remaining 3.47% were started ≥8 h. 30.76% of home-delivered children started breastfeeding within 4 h, 61.53% were started breastfeeding within 8 h, and 7.71% were started breastfeeding ≥8 h. Conclusion: Study reinforces the planning and strategies for building up health education more towards slum areas.


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