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School of Public Health
College of Health Sciences, Makerere University

“Mine did not breastfeed”, mothers’ experiences in breastfeeding children aged 0 to 24 months with oral clefts in Uganda

Abstract
Appropriate breastfeeding is vital for infant and young child nutrition. Annually, oral clefts affect 0.73 per 1000 children in Uganda. Despite this low incidence, children with a cleft face breastfeeding difficulty which affect their nutrition status. In addition, knowledge on maternal experiences with breastfeeding and support is limited. We explored maternal perceptions, experiences with breastfeeding and support received for their children 0 to 24 months with a cleft attending Comprehensive Rehabilitative Services of Uganda (CoRSU) Hospital.
Year of Publication
2021
Journal
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
Volume
21
Issue
1
Number of Pages
100+
Date Published
30 January 2021
Type of Article
RESEARCH ARTICLE
ISBN Number
1471-2393
URL
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-021-03581-3