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   1987| July-September  | Volume 12 | Issue 3  
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Breast Feeding And Its Significance In Infant Feeding Practices In India
Bhavani Belavady
July-September 1987, 12(3):154-161
Surveys on breast-feeding practices have revealed a satisfactory situation in many parts of the country. However, adequacy in terms of quality and quantity of breast milk has not been studied much. Reports available indicate secretion of adequate amount of milk by the mother. This however should not be equated with adequacy of nutrients to this growing child. Concentrations of vitamins are low. The immunologica factors, proteins, minerals and calorie content are in the normal ranges observed in milk samples obtained from well-nourished mother. Breast-feeding should be recommended for as long as possible with adequate supplements. This will have a salubrious effect on the infant and help mothers in spacing births of children. Growth of infants fed soley on breast milk is satisfactory during the first 4 to 5 months. Proper time and type of supplements to be recommended for the community in general need to be studied. Effect of work outside the house on the mother and child, if any, has not received the attention it deserves. High priority has to be a corded to this study, in the present context of dynamic change occurring in the country in relation to the working status of women. Indian is considered a developing country and Indians are conservative by nature. Attitude of the community to infant feeding has not change much except in the educated urban elite and a small section of the poor who consider practice among the former as ideal. The concern and anxiety expressed with regard to breast-feeding by health personnel in foreign countries have not evoked the same response in our country. Reasons are many but if any single reason is to be assigned, it is the popularity of breast-feeding in a vast majority of our mothers. This article will highlight the findings of selected surveys on breast-feeding in the context of our present infant and pre-school feeding practices and refers to the quality and quantity of breast milk briefly.
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Breast Feeding Among Urban Women And Promotion
Sudarshan Kumari, A K Prabhakar, Halder Dinesh, J P Singh
July-September 1987, 12(3):162-170
Breast feeding practices among 925 urban women are described. Advantage of breast-feeding in infant morbidity is highlighted. An outline is given for promotion of infant health through breast-feeding.
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Lactational Infertility- A Review
Prema Ramachandran
July-September 1987, 12(3):141-153
Studies undertaken by the National Institute of Nutrition during the last 10 years indicate that prolonged breast-feeding is still the rule among rural and urban low income group population in Hyderabad. Lactation induced hyperprolactinaemia prolongs postpartum amenorrhea and inter pregnancy interval by about 6 months. Duration of lactational amenorrhea infants results in a fall of plasma prolactin levels and rapid return of menstruation and fertility. Lactational amenorrhea lasts longer in undernourished women with low body weight and low fat fold rural women, duration of lactational amenorrhea is longer as compared to urban women. This might be partly attributable to the delay in introduction of supplements to the rural infants and partly to the lower body weight and fat fold thickness of rural women.
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Changing Trends In Breast Feeding Attitude And Practice In India- Need For Appropriate Intervention.
Sanjiv Kumar, Saudan Singh, L M Nath, V P Reddaiah, J Lobo, K Ramachandran
July-September 1987, 12(3):124-136
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Breast Feeding And Weaning Practices Of Indian Pre-School Children
Datta N D Banik
July-September 1987, 12(3):109-116
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Breastfeeding And Contraception
Urmila P Sureka, Pawan P Sureka, Raj K Anand
July-September 1987, 12(3):117-123
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Promotion Of Breast Feeding : Random Reflections
Indira Narayanan
July-September 1987, 12(3):137-140
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Breast Feeding
Indra Bhargava
July-September 1987, 12(3):106-108
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