Indian Journal of Public Health


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

Infant feeding practices in a rural community of west Bengal.


B Ray, R Biswas, G Choudhury, AB Biswas 
 Dept. of Community Medicine, N.R.S. Medical College, Calcutta

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

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.


How to cite this article:
Ray B, Biswas R, Choudhury G, Biswas A B. Infant feeding practices in a rural community of west Bengal. Indian J Public Health 1993;37:26-8


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Ray B, Biswas R, Choudhury G, Biswas A B. Infant feeding practices in a rural community of west Bengal. Indian J Public Health [serial online] 1993 [cited 2020 Apr 4 ];37:26-8
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