Haleema Yasmin

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Pakistan


  • Research   
    Knowledge of Breastfeeding among Mothers Presenting in a Tertiary Care Hospital: A Cross-Sectional Study
    Author(s): Shizra Shahnawaz*, Haleema Yasmin, Shahzaib Siddiqui, Omema Akhtar, Fatima Zafar and Sarwat Khalid

    Objective: Breastfeeding is the best defensive measure that has probable impact on new-born mortality. Breast-milk has dietary, immunological, behavioural and economic advantages. It also offers pleasing bonding between mother and baby. Moreover, early human milk encourages maturation of gut and activation of immune system in new-borns. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to assess the knowledge, practices and significance of breastfeeding among mothers. Methodology: This cross-sectional study was conducted in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC), Karachi, Pakistan. The duration of the study was from 24th April 2019 to 23rd October 2019. A total of 384 breastfeeding mothers having age from 18 to 41 delivered alive babies at gestational age of 37 weeks to 41 weeks were included in the study. The demographic details of both the mot.. Read More»

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