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Year of Study
Country (Rural, Urban, or mixed)
Implications for Future
Ratna RC, … Bellows AC. Infant feeding practices among mildly wasted children: a retrospective study on Nias Island, Indonesia. International Breastfeeding Journal 2012 7:3. doi:10.
To investigate infant feeding practices
Mothers of children 6-60 months
Survey, FGDs, IDIs
52% initiated breastfeeding within 6 hours. 12% practiced EBF 6 months. 74% offered other liquids within 7 days. 79% of infants were given other foods before 6 months.
Inappropriate infant feeding practices strongly influenced by traditional beliefs of mothers and paternal grandmothers.
Need appropriate nutrition counseling training for
community workers and health nutrition officers. Encourage public nutrition education that promotes breastfeeding, taking into account socialcultural factors.