Background: Breast feeding, the most natural way of infant feeding to satisfy nutritional, metabolic and psychological needs of the baby. Objectives: To assess the knowledge of breast feeding among mothers who have child 1 to 3 years age and to determine the association between socio-demographic variables with their knowledge. Materials and Method: Community based descriptive study was conducted in village, Dadra and Nagar Haveli district. Pre-tested structured Performa used to collect information from 20 mothers having 1 to 3 years child during study period by utilizing personal interview method. Statistical Analysis: Demographic variable frequency percentage distribution, knowledge scoring and statistical association was analyzed by using chi-square test. Results: Out of 20 mothers, 10(50%) mothers had moderate knowledge about breast-feeding whereas only 3% respondents have good knowledge regarding breast feeding. There was no association between demographic variables and knowledge regarding breast feeding. Conclusion: Knowledge of breast feeding among mothers having child 1 to 3 years age was of moderate level.
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Sharma Priya, Malik Sujeeta. Knowledge on Breast Feeding among mothers of toddlers in selected Dadra and Nagar Haveli area. Asian J. Nursing Education and Research. 2018; 8(2): 268-270. doi: 10.5958/2349-2996.2018.00051.4