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Vol. 8, Issue 4 (2019)

Integrated management of neonatal and childhood health (IMNCH) and the exclusive breast-feeding practices in Mosul.

Author(s):
Dr. Ashraf Kamel Abdul-Rahman Al-Nuaimee, Dr. Ali Mahmood Saleem and Dr. Jamal Yonis Abdul-Rahman
Abstract:
Background: The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) for the first six months of life with early initiation and continuation of breastfeeding for two years or more which provides young infants with the nutrients they need for healthy growth and development, together with the nutritionally-adequate, safe, the age-appropriate complementary feeding starting from six months.
Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted at Al-Hadbaa Training Primary Health Care Center (PHCC) of the family medicine, in the right sector of Nineveh Health Directorate in Mosul/Iraq. The data collecting period extend from 1st of June to 31th of November 2013.
Results: 473 mothers with their child are record in the first visit, after the assessment, all the necessary advices and counseling according to IMNCH guidelines, are given with a follow up visit arrange 10 days after, 390 mothers are assessing again.
Conclusions: The counseling and health education regarding the breastfeeding technique in the IMNCH guidelines, encouraging the EBF to be continue correctly and to minimize the early weaning due to improper positioning, poor attachment and loss the effective suckling.
Pages: 948-955  |  445 Views  103 Downloads


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How to cite this article:
Dr. Ashraf Kamel Abdul-Rahman Al-Nuaimee, Dr. Ali Mahmood Saleem, Dr. Jamal Yonis Abdul-Rahman. Integrated management of neonatal and childhood health (IMNCH) and the exclusive breast-feeding practices in Mosul.. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(4):948-955.

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