Acta Scientific Nutritional Health (ASNH)(ISSN: 2582-1423)

Research Article Volume 6 Issue 4

Breastfeeding Practices and Childhood Nutritional Outcomes in Rural India

Robert W Buckingham* and Renata Ferretti

University of Michigan, Flint, Michigan, United States

*Corresponding Author:Robert W Buckingham, University of Michigan, Flint, Michigan, United States.

Received: February 17, 2022; Published: March 15, 2022


Objective: To investigate the factors in relation to childhood nutritional outcomes and breastfeeding practices in rural and urban India.

Methods: The research was conducted through a literary review of various public health interventions and research exclusive to breastfeeding, maternal nutrition, and child nutrition outcomes in India.

Results : There were several factors related to childhood malnutrition and the termination of exclusive breastfeeding in regard to the mothers rural and urban setting.

Conclusion: Childhood malnutrition can be directly linked to the termination of exclusive breastfeeding practices and a shortened duration of breastfeeding. There are several varying factors that impact breastfeeding rates and maternal nutritional including: maternal autonomy, gender of the child, age of the mother, socio-economic status of the mother, and the current lacking Indian healthcare infrastructure. Interventions based on the rural and urban areas will contribute to the reduction of child mortality and increasing exclusive breastfeeding rates.

Keywords:Breastfeeding; Breastfeeding Practices; Infants; India; Nutrition; Children


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Citation: Robert W Buckingham and Renata Ferretti. “Breastfeeding Practices and Childhood Nutritional Outcomes in Rural India". Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 6.4 (2022): 46-53.


Copyright: © 2022 Robert W Buckingham and Renata Ferretti. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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