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Knowledge of Mothers of Children from 0 to 23 Months and Perceptions of Grandmothers and Fathers on Breastfeeding in the Village of Cella in Burkina Faso

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Introduction: Appropriate feeding of infants and young children determines their current and future health status and can be influenced by the knowledge and perceptions of the population. The aim of the study was to assess the level of knowledge of mothers as well as the perception of fathers and grandmothers on breastfeeding in Cella, a rural commune of Tenkodogo. Method: The study was conducted with 102 people including 47 mothers, 30 fathers and 25 grandmothers from January to February 2019. Data collection was carried out using questionnaires and a semi- open. Result: It appears that 10.6% of the mothers surveyed knew that the time for early breastfeeding should be less than one hour after delivery, 66% said that colostrum is good for health, 40.4% think that it is possible to practice exclusive breastfeeding. The study showed that traditional perceptions of colostrum as "dirty milk" and the use of water and other fluids before 6 months of age still persist. For fathers and grandmothers, water is associated with good health and herbal teas are associated with the baby's need for cleansing and purging. Conclusion: Cultural practices and lack of knowledge about breastfeeding impact children's health hence the implementation of nutrition-based promotional activities could support efforts towards optimal breastfeeding practice. breastfeeding.

DOI 10.11648/j.ijnfs.20221104.11
Published in International Journal of Nutrition and Food Sciences (Volume 11, Issue 4, July 2022)
Page(s) 96-101
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Breastfeeding, Knowledge, Perception, Grand-Mothers, Fathers, Burkina Faso

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    Ines Wendlassida Zaheira Kere, Fatoumata Hama-Ba, Moussa Ouedraogo, Bassibila Zoungrana, Aly Savadogo. Knowledge of Mothers of Children from 0 to 23 Months and Perceptions of Grandmothers and Fathers on Breastfeeding in the Village of Cella in Burkina Faso. Int J Nutr Food Sci. 2022;11(4):96-101. doi: 10.11648/j.ijnfs.20221104.11

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  • Department of Food Technology, Institute for Research in Applied Sciences and Technologies, National Center for Scientific and Technological Research, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso; Laboratory of Applied Biochemistry and Immunology, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Joseph Ki-Zerbo University, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

  • Department of Food Technology, Institute for Research in Applied Sciences and Technologies, National Center for Scientific and Technological Research, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

  • Laboratory of Applied Biochemistry and Immunology, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Joseph Ki-Zerbo University, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

  • Laboratory of Applied Biochemistry and Immunology, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Joseph Ki-Zerbo University, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

  • Laboratory of Applied Biochemistry and Immunology, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Joseph Ki-Zerbo University, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

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