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Infant Oral Health Knowledge and Awareness: Disparity among Pregnant Women and Mothers visiting a Government Health Care Organization.

Nagaraj A, Pareek S - Int J Clin Pediatr Dent (2012)

Bottom Line: How to cite this article: Nagaraj A, Pareek S.Infant Oral Health Knowledge and Awareness: Disparity among Pregnant Women and Mothers visiting a Government Health Care Organization.Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2012;5(3):167-172.

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Affiliation: Professor and Head, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Jaipur Dental College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.

ABSTRACT

Objectives: The present study is designed to assess the knowledge, attitude and practices of pregnant women and mothers about feeding habits and infant oral health.

Materials and methods: A total of 230 study subjects were divided into two groups: Group A included pregnant women and group B were mothers of child up to 1 year of age. Each group comprised of 170 subjects. A self-administered questionnaire comprising of total 23 questions on infant feeding practices, nocturnal bottle feeding, correct age of eruption of first teeth and first dental visit. Two separate questionnaires were framed for both the groups.

Results: There was a lack of knowledge among both the groups about infant feeding and weaning. Nocturnal bottle feeding was more prevalent.

Conclusion: The present study reflects a need for maternal counseling on infant oral health. How to cite this article: Nagaraj A, Pareek S. Infant Oral Health Knowledge and Awareness: Disparity among Pregnant Women and Mothers visiting a Government Health Care Organization. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2012;5(3):167-172.

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Comparison of feeding frequency of child as provided by working mothers and housewives
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Figure 2: Comparison of feeding frequency of child as provided by working mothers and housewives

Mentions: Optimum feeding (according to infant feeding guidelines) of 8 to 10 times/day was followed by 12.3% of housewives and only 5% of employed subjects (Table 5, Fig. 2). Nearly half of working mothers (42.8%) were interested in using sweetened pacifier whereas just one-third housewives (35.4%) supported this practice (Table 5, Fig. 3). Sixty percent of working mothers fed their children with sugar containing milk/fluids but 55% housewives had a similar way of feeding. About 58.3% of housewives and 52.4% working mothers were practicing nocturnal bottle feeding (Table 5).


Infant Oral Health Knowledge and Awareness: Disparity among Pregnant Women and Mothers visiting a Government Health Care Organization.

Nagaraj A, Pareek S - Int J Clin Pediatr Dent (2012)

Comparison of feeding frequency of child as provided by working mothers and housewives
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4155879&req=5

Figure 2: Comparison of feeding frequency of child as provided by working mothers and housewives
Mentions: Optimum feeding (according to infant feeding guidelines) of 8 to 10 times/day was followed by 12.3% of housewives and only 5% of employed subjects (Table 5, Fig. 2). Nearly half of working mothers (42.8%) were interested in using sweetened pacifier whereas just one-third housewives (35.4%) supported this practice (Table 5, Fig. 3). Sixty percent of working mothers fed their children with sugar containing milk/fluids but 55% housewives had a similar way of feeding. About 58.3% of housewives and 52.4% working mothers were practicing nocturnal bottle feeding (Table 5).

Bottom Line: How to cite this article: Nagaraj A, Pareek S.Infant Oral Health Knowledge and Awareness: Disparity among Pregnant Women and Mothers visiting a Government Health Care Organization.Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2012;5(3):167-172.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Professor and Head, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Jaipur Dental College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.

ABSTRACT

Objectives: The present study is designed to assess the knowledge, attitude and practices of pregnant women and mothers about feeding habits and infant oral health.

Materials and methods: A total of 230 study subjects were divided into two groups: Group A included pregnant women and group B were mothers of child up to 1 year of age. Each group comprised of 170 subjects. A self-administered questionnaire comprising of total 23 questions on infant feeding practices, nocturnal bottle feeding, correct age of eruption of first teeth and first dental visit. Two separate questionnaires were framed for both the groups.

Results: There was a lack of knowledge among both the groups about infant feeding and weaning. Nocturnal bottle feeding was more prevalent.

Conclusion: The present study reflects a need for maternal counseling on infant oral health. How to cite this article: Nagaraj A, Pareek S. Infant Oral Health Knowledge and Awareness: Disparity among Pregnant Women and Mothers visiting a Government Health Care Organization. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2012;5(3):167-172.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus