Factors affecting the HIVpositive mothers for practicing exclusive breast feeding

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Author Details : Hardas K. Chavda, Vijay B. Garchar

Volume : 2, Issue : 4, Year : 2016

Article Page : 138-141

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Introduction: Exclusive Breast Feeding is one of the approaches suggested for developing countries in the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) of HIV post-natally. EBF for up to six months is connected with a 3-4 fold reduced risk of HIV transmissions in compare to mixed feeding.
Materials & Methods: The study was conducted as per provisional reports of Census India, population in 2011 is 143,286. The study was conducted at Gujarat Adani Institute of Medical Science Bhuj. The study population comprised of HIV positive mothers who were 18 years or older with infants aged 6–12 months at the time of the study. HIV positive mothers with very ill children and unwell HIV positive mothers who carry their children at the Hospital where disqualified from the study.
Results: The results showed that mothers who had choice on infant feeding practices were 3 times further likely to do elite breastfeeding than the referent group while mothers who were prejudiced by health worker on breastfeeding practice were 5.2 times more likely to practice elite breastfeeding than those who were not prejudiced by health workers. However, mothers who had breast problems were 2.8 times not as much of likely to practice exclusive breastfeeding. Mothers who practice exclusive breastfeeding, particularly those with HIV/AIDS come across a variety of barriers.
Discussion & Conclusions: The study participants may have answered questions easily and precisely because they established infant feeding therapy.

Keywords: Exclusive Breast Feeding, Hiv Positive Mother, Children, Factors


How to cite : Chavda H K, Garchar V B, Factors affecting the HIVpositive mothers for practicing exclusive breast feeding. IP Int J Med Paediatr Oncol 2016;2(4):138-141

Copyright © 2016 by author(s) and IP Int J Med Paediatr Oncol. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (creativecommons.org)

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