Early initiation of breastfeeding: a systematic literature review of factors and barriers in South Asia
OPEN International breastfeeding journal | 23 Jun 2016
IK Sharma and A Byrne
Early or timely initiation of breastfeeding is crucial in preventing newborn deaths and influences childhood nutrition however remains low in South Asia and the factors and barriers warrant greater consideration for improved action. This review synthesises the evidence on factors and barriers to initiation of breastfeeding within 1 h of birth in South Asia encompassing Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
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