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Year : 1993  |  Volume : 37  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 26-8

Infant feeding practices in a rural community of west Bengal.


Dept. of Community Medicine, N.R.S. Medical College, Calcutta

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B Ray
Dept. of Community Medicine, N.R.S. Medical College, Calcutta

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A study on breast feeding and weaning practices was carried out in a sample of 57 lactating mothers of rural community. Although early start and prolonged breast feeding was an universal practise, but timely weaning was neglected and offered to 54.5% of infants only. On the contrary, introduction of artificial milk to young infants was a culturally accepted baby feeding.


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