World Health Organization. The SAIFRN Policy study team developed an interview guide during training, defining the terminologies used in the research question as follows: End hunger and ensure access by all people, in particular the poor and people in vulnerable situations such as infants , to safe, nutritious, and sufficient food all year round. Each activity was audio recorded upon taking consent except for one where respondents refused audio recording. Insufficient milk production was reported to be the most common cause of failure to breastfeed exclusively Prevalence and predictors of exclusive breastfeeding among women in Kigoma region, Western Tanzania:
Table 9 Stratification of women based on number of children and weaning practices. The six FGDs with mothers were arranged for After birth, breastfeeding was delayed due to various ritual and symbolic reasons. One male participant, who taught at a local high school, stated: Some participants underlined certain medical conditions when breastfeeding is to be avoided.
Weaning was associated with late age, low parity, non-working status, and extended families. Overall, the local culture considered breastfeeding a beneficial and natural activity and emphasised its continuation. Our religious and cultural values also promote breastfeeding. Competing interests The authors declare that they have no competing interests. Dollar climbs to Rs
Association of inappropriate feeding practices with malnutrition has been shown by various studies [ 4 , 5 ]. A Cross Sectional Study. HM and YS managed the data acquisition. The data also reveals that, sometimes, discontinuing or terminating breastfeeding may not be the decision of the mother. The purpose of this study was to identify major stakeholders who shape the IYCF policy environment and analyze which policies protect, promote and support IYCF practices, either directly or indirectly. A study conducted in Mauritius assessed breastfeeding and infant feeding patterns among mothers [ 1 ].