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Factors associated with prelacteal feeding practices in Debre Berhan district, North Shoa, Central Ethiopia: a cross-sectional, community-based study

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Prelacteal feeding is one of the major harmful newborn feeding practices and is top on the list of global public health concerns. The practice deprives newborns of valuable nutrients and protection of colostrum and exposes them to preventable morbidity and mortality. Studying the prevalence and factors influencing the prelacteal feeding practice of mothers will help program managers and implementers to properly address broad major public health problems. Therefore, this study aims to investigate the prevalence of prelacteal feeding practices and its associated factors among mother-infant dyads in the Debre Berhan district of North Shoa administrative zone, central Ethiopia.

Authors: Mesele Damte Argaw, Maeza Mitiku Asfaw, Mekonen Birhane Ayalew, Binyam Fekadu Desta, Thandisizwe Redford Mavundla, Kassa Daka Gidebo, Aynalem Hailemichael Frew, Aychiluhim Damtew Mitiku, and Alebel Yaregal Desale


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