Identifying the Associations of Currently Breastfeeding Status and Socio-Demographic Factors of Children Aged 6 to 23 Months of Age in Bangladesh

  • Md. Razwan Hasan Khan Chowdhury Lecturer
  • Md. Mostafijur Rahman Lecturer
  • Shamsun Naher Lecturer
  • Md. Aminul Islam Associate Professor
  • Md. Amirul Islam Lecturer
  • Md. Sabuj Hoshen Lecturer
Keywords: Children, Currently breastfeeding status, Socio-demographic factors

Abstract

Breastfeeding contributes to the immunological and cognitive development of the children along with the health and happiness of the mother. In context of Bangladesh, the information regarding breastfeeding practice remains under the shade of other health issue. Therefore, this study aims to identify the association of currently breastfeeding status and socio-demographic factors of children aged 6 to 23 months in Bangladesh. All data including currently breastfeeding status and socio-demographic factors were obtained from the data set of Bangladesh Demographic Health Survey (BDHS) 2011. A total of 2,227 children aged 6–23 months were selected for analysis by using different exclusion and inclusion sampling criteria. Chi-square test was performed to identify the correlation between mother’s breastfeeding status and the socio-demographic variables. The simple presentation of dimension index provides a true picture to the reader. Multilevel factors, such as, age of child, father’s education and employment status, socio-economic status, and place of residence were identified that incorporate the meaningful influences on mother’s breastfeeding status. The findings of this study will be considered by the stake holder to generate an effective strategies for the betterment of the future generation aged 6 to 23 months in future.

Author Biographies

Md. Mostafijur Rahman, Lecturer

Lecturer, Department of Business Administration, First Capital University of Bangladesh, Chuadanga, Bangladesh

Shamsun Naher, Lecturer

Lecturer, Department of Sociology, First Capital University of Bangladesh, Chuadanga, Bangladesh

Md. Aminul Islam, Associate Professor

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh

Md. Amirul Islam, Lecturer

Lecturer, Department of English, First Capital University of Bangladesh, Bangladesh

Md. Sabuj Hoshen, Lecturer

Lecturer, Department of Business Administration, First Capital University of Bangladesh, Chuadanga, Bangladesh

Published
2018-01-03
How to Cite
Chowdhury, M. R., Rahman, M. M., Naher, S., Islam, M. A., Islam, M. A., & Hoshen, M. S. (2018). Identifying the Associations of Currently Breastfeeding Status and Socio-Demographic Factors of Children Aged 6 to 23 Months of Age in Bangladesh. International Journal of Perceptions in Public Health, 2(1), 64-75. Retrieved from http://ijpph.org/index.php/ijpph/article/view/100
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