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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 321-324

Assessment of proper technique of artificial feeding among infants in Al-Hilla City


1 Department of Family and Community Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Babylon, Hillah, Babylon, Iraq
2 Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, University of Babylon, Hillah, Babylon, Iraq

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Dalya Muayad Al Maroof
Department of Family and Community Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Babylon, Hillah, Babylon
Iraq
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/MJBL.MJBL_63_19

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Background: Infant formula is considered an effective alternative to breast milk. Safe preparation of infant formula is a crucial goal by the World Health Organization for infants receiving some or all of their feeding using infant formula. Objectives: The objective is to find out the errors in the method of bottle-feeding which leads to feeding problems in infants in Al-Hilla city. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on a convenient sample of 384 infants (who attended the general wards in Babylon Maternity and Pediatric Hospital, AL-Noor Hospital and some primary health-care centers). Results: The percentage of mothers who had followed all the recommended steps for feeding and sterilization of infant bottle was (16.90%). Conclusions: Very low percentage of mothers were found to follow all the proper steps of bottle-feeding.


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