International Journal For Multidisciplinary Research

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Effective Approaches to Addressing Challenges in Exclusive Breastfeeding

Author(s) Rashmi Singh, S. K. Mohanasundari, Suraj Kumar Meena, Rani B, Neelam Vashishtha, Mrs. Pratheeba, Mrs. Preethi
Country India
Abstract Exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) is crucial for infant health and development, endorsed by organizations like the American Academy of Paediatrics and the World Health Organization. Despite its benefits, global EBF rates fall short of targets. Globally, 48% of infants under six months are exclusively breastfed, with significant regional disparities. In India, rates vary across states. In Telangana only 68% of infants under six months are exclusively breastfed. Barriers include insufficient support, perceived milk insufficiency, lack of knowledge, latch and positioning issues, maternal and infant health concerns, work constraints, societal norms, formula marketing, and institutional practices. Strategies to overcome these barriers involve family, healthcare providers, employers, communities, education, counselling, supportive environments, peer support, addressing health concerns, workplace support, cultural sensitivity, regulation, and policy changes.
Keywords Exclusive breast feeding, proper latching, BFHI policy, expressed breast milk and donor milk.
Published In Volume 6, Issue 3, May-June 2024
Published On 2024-05-20
Cite This Effective Approaches to Addressing Challenges in Exclusive Breastfeeding - Rashmi Singh, S. K. Mohanasundari, Suraj Kumar Meena, Rani B, Neelam Vashishtha, Mrs. Pratheeba, Mrs. Preethi - IJFMR Volume 6, Issue 3, May-June 2024. DOI 10.36948/ijfmr.2024.v06i03.20844
DOI https://doi.org/10.36948/ijfmr.2024.v06i03.20844
Short DOI https://doi.org/gtwmsp

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