Evaluation Of The Health Benefits Of Exclusive Breast Feeding On Infants 0-6 Months In Abia State, Nigeria:- Oluh Cecilia C.

OLUH CECILIA C | 61 pages (9871 words) | Theses

ABSTRACT

This study evaluated the health benefits of exclusive breastfeeding in babies 0 —6 months in Abia State of Nigeria. Data were collected from three hundred and twenty infants from eight local Government Areas in Abia State. The subjects were divided into study groups and control groups (n = 160). Data was collected using questionnaire, clinic records and observational studies. The result of data analyzed from the clinic records showed that 23 babies (14.38%) had diarrhea during the first 6 months ofbirth when they were being exclusively breastfed while 72 babies (45%) had diarrhea from the control group who were not exclusively breastfed. 35 infants (21.88%) had respiratory tract infections during their first 6 months of life from the study group while 73 infants (45.6%) had respiratory tract infections from the control group. 27 infants (16.88%) had intestinal colics from the study group while 58 infants (36.2%) had it from the control group. Non ofthe infants had obesity from the study group while the growth chart of 4 infants (2.8%) from the control group was above the normal curve of 97 percentile. The result ofthese data confirm the health benefits that exclusive breastfeeding saves the life of infants and protect them against common childhood diseases and also prevent them from developing obesity. And so mothers are encouraged to exclusively breastfeed their babies during their first 6 months oflife.

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APA

OLUH, C (2024). Evaluation Of The Health Benefits Of Exclusive Breast Feeding On Infants 0-6 Months In Abia State, Nigeria:- Oluh Cecilia C.. Mouau.afribary.org: Retrieved May 18, 2024, from https://repository.mouau.edu.ng/work/view/evaluation-of-the-health-benefits-of-exclusive-breast-feeding-on-infants-0-6-months-in-abia-state-nigeria-oluh-cecilia-c-7-2

MLA 8th

C, OLUH. "Evaluation Of The Health Benefits Of Exclusive Breast Feeding On Infants 0-6 Months In Abia State, Nigeria:- Oluh Cecilia C." Mouau.afribary.org. Mouau.afribary.org, 13 May. 2024, https://repository.mouau.edu.ng/work/view/evaluation-of-the-health-benefits-of-exclusive-breast-feeding-on-infants-0-6-months-in-abia-state-nigeria-oluh-cecilia-c-7-2. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

MLA7

C, OLUH. "Evaluation Of The Health Benefits Of Exclusive Breast Feeding On Infants 0-6 Months In Abia State, Nigeria:- Oluh Cecilia C.". Mouau.afribary.org, Mouau.afribary.org, 13 May. 2024. Web. 18 May. 2024. < https://repository.mouau.edu.ng/work/view/evaluation-of-the-health-benefits-of-exclusive-breast-feeding-on-infants-0-6-months-in-abia-state-nigeria-oluh-cecilia-c-7-2 >.

Chicago

C, OLUH. "Evaluation Of The Health Benefits Of Exclusive Breast Feeding On Infants 0-6 Months In Abia State, Nigeria:- Oluh Cecilia C." Mouau.afribary.org (2024). Accessed 18 May. 2024. https://repository.mouau.edu.ng/work/view/evaluation-of-the-health-benefits-of-exclusive-breast-feeding-on-infants-0-6-months-in-abia-state-nigeria-oluh-cecilia-c-7-2

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