Knowledge of breast feeding practices for infants from 0 to 6 months in the commune of Yopougon (Abidjan, Cote Divoire)

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Knowledge of breast feeding practices for infants from 0 to 6 months in the commune of Yopougon (Abidjan, Cote Divoire)

Adepo Yapo Prosper, Soro Soronikpoho, Touzou Bléou Jean-Jaurès, Koffi Kouadio Ernest, Kati-Coulibaly Séraphin
Int. J. Biosci.21( 4), 11-17, October 2022.
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Abstract

To get breastfeeding mothers to adhere to the practice of exclusive breastfeeding of infants from 0 to 6 months, it is necessary to understand the difficulties underlying this practice. This study aims to identify the difficulties related to the practice of exclusive breastfeeding of infants from birth to 6 months because of sustainable solutions for its implementation. During a survey, it was a descriptive and analytical cross-sectional study that took place on a sample of 200 women. The locality of the survey is the commune of Yopougon and the period indicated extends from October 07, 2020 to February 07, 2021. After investigation, it appears that the difficulties relating to the decline in exclusive breastfeeding are linked to the insufficient production of breast milk, fatigue, the daily occupation of the mother, pain and cracks in the nipple, stress, the precarious state of health of the mother and the atrophy of the udders. The provision of a sustainable joint solution in the form of recommendations relating to the difficulties listed will make it possible to achieve the millennium objective of the WHO and UNICEF which is to exclusively breastfeed infants from 0 to 6 months.

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