A Study on Factors Affecting Infant Feeding Practices of Mothers in the Philippines

6725 Words Dec 10th, 2012 27 Pages

Santos, Samuel Edelson Pingol, Aaron Paul Villanueva, Lovely Ann Bermas, Mhelrick Andrew Brecia, Froyland Miguel Faustino, Donald
Bulacan State University


Every day, as many as 4,000 infants and young children die worldwide because they are not breastfed. According to UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund), it is because their mothers are not empowered with adequate knowledge about breastfeeding and do not receive enough motivation and support. Babies, their mothers, their families, their community, their environment, even the economy of the country in which they live, all benefit from breastfeeding.
This research is
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Breastfeeding and Supplementary Feeding

1. Breastfeeding in rural countries

2. Breastfeeding in developed countries

B. WHO Recommendations

1. WHO Code (Definition of Terms)

2. DOH (Philippines)

C. Factors Influencing duration of breastfeeding

1. Demographic Factors a. Mother’s age b. Parity c. Subsequent pregnancy d. Birth order of child

e. Sex of the child f. Residence
2. Socioeconomic Factors

a. Mother’s Education b. Mother’s Occupation c. Father’s Education
d. Household economic status

3. Health Service Factors

a. Antenatal care visits

b. Place of delivery and mode of delivery c. Advice from health personnel
4. Conceptual Framework

IV. Personal Overview and Conclusion

Breast milk: The most suitable food for human newborn. The benefits of breastfeeding
There are loads of benefits we can get from the natural way of giving food to babies. It can be emotional, physical, psychological and economical.

Breastfeeding contribute to emotional health. Babies and mothers who gave birth recently are quite emotional persons. Being sensitive is a natural effect that occurs after giving birth and babies are still delicate up to the time they are still crying a lot. According to Gerber [1], “from birth up to 6 months of age and beyond, breast milk is still the best milk mother’s can give to their babies. The best nutrition they can give at the same time having these advantages: Preventing

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