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dc.contributor.authorRahman, MA
dc.contributor.authorKhan, MN
dc.contributor.authorAkter, S
dc.contributor.authorRahman, A
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-18T04:17:46Z
dc.date.available2021-01-18T04:17:46Z
dc.date.issued2020-07-15
dc.identifier.citationRahman, M. A., Khan, M. N., Akter, S. & Rahman, A. (2020). Determinants of exclusive breastfeeding practice in Bangladesh: Evidence from nationally representative survey data. PLoS One, 15 (7), pp.1-14. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0236080.
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/258724
dc.description.abstractBackground Exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) means that an infant should be breastfed only for the first six months of life to achieve optimal child development and to prevent infant morbidity and mortality. The aim of this analysis was to determine the individual-, household-, and community-level factors associated with EBF practice in Bangladesh. Methods A total of 1,440 women-child pairs data were analysed extracted from 2011 and 2014 Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey. Multilevel logistic regression models were used separately for individual-, household-, and community level factors to identify the different level of factors associated with EBF practice. Results Around 61% women in Bangladesh practiced EBF with significant variation across several individual-, household-, and community-level factors. At the individual level, higher odds of EBF practice was found among mothers' received higher number of antenatal care and lower age of child. Mothers' higher education and engagement in formal jobs were found negatively associated with EBF practice. At the community level, higher odds of EBF was found among women live in Barishal, Dhaka, and Rajshahi divisions, and resided in the community with moderate level of female education, higher level of fertility, and higher use of antenatal and delivery care. Conclusions One in every three children in Bangladesh do not breastfeed exclusively which needs special attention for the policymakers. In this case, educated women engaged in income generating activities and women did not use antenatal care should be given priority. At the community level, priority should be given for the women's resides in the community with lower level of antenatal and delivery healthcare services use.
dc.publisherPublic Library of Science (PLoS)
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
dc.titleDeterminants of exclusive breastfeeding practice in Bangladesh: Evidence from nationally representative survey data
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0236080
melbourne.affiliation.departmentMelbourne School of Population and Global Health
melbourne.source.titlePLoS One
melbourne.source.volume15
melbourne.source.issue7
melbourne.source.pages1-14
dc.rights.licenseCC BY
melbourne.elementsid1456742
melbourne.contributor.authorAkter, Shahinoor
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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