Need Of Mother Support
Successful Breastfeeding needs Support:
The period of growing up is called 'Adolescence'.
Similarly transition to motherhood is called
Breastfeeding is natural, however it is not
easy. Mothers need to learn how to successfully
breastfeed their babies. This training was imparted
in advance to future mothers in our society
when large joint family system was the norm.
These large joint families also provided sufficient
support, help & guidance during matrescence.
However industrialisation & urbanisation
resulted in small joint families & nuclear
families. Hence the support for breastfeeding
Certain following factors also exercised significant
negative influence on the knowledge, attitudes
& practices (KAP) of breastfeeding in our