Introduction Breast feeding method that provides physical, psychological and spiritual needs, in first 6 months of birth. Exclusive breast feeding up to 6 months, is a major factor in health financing in developing countries.
Method It is a cross sectional study in breastfeeding mothers came to public health centers in one year at Tabriz in this study selected 150 mother with bellow 2 years old baby with simple random sampling we used a valid questioner we used X2 test and SPSS16 software for analyze of data.
Results and findings In this study frequency of exclusive breastfeeding up to 6 months were 56/4% (49/3- 63/4: CI95%) with rate in boys 57/2% (49/9- 64/4: CI95%)and in girls were 55/7% (62/6–48/7: CI95%) and 91/6% (94/7–88/7: CI95%) were children who had breast feeding immediately after delivery, of which 41/3 percent had continued feeding up to six months. study showed a direct relationship between longitude of breast feeding and educational study before delivery and a indirect relationship with maternal age. Maternal age, maternal knowledge and advice of relevant about use of formula were meaningful factors in the multiple regression model Most of the mothers (85.4%) were in middle socio-economic group. in Knowledge of mothers about breast feeding, 42.5% had good knowledge, 56.5% had average knowledge.
Conclusion Raise awareness of breast-feeding mothers than exclusively breastfeeding, were the important health priorities in the health of children.
feeding, breastfeeding, attitudes, mothers, infants
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