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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 81

Breastfeeding knowledge, attitude, and practice among mothers in Al-Taif region, Saudi Arabia


Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India

Date of Submission01-Oct-2021
Date of Acceptance30-Nov-2021
Date of Web Publication2-May-2022

Correspondence Address:
Ravi Rohilla
Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/sjhs.sjhs_143_21

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Rohilla R, Kaur R. Breastfeeding knowledge, attitude, and practice among mothers in Al-Taif region, Saudi Arabia. Saudi J Health Sci 2022;11:81

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Rohilla R, Kaur R. Breastfeeding knowledge, attitude, and practice among mothers in Al-Taif region, Saudi Arabia. Saudi J Health Sci [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 May 23];11:81. Available from: https://www.saudijhealthsci.org/text.asp?2022/11/1/81/344483



Dear Sir,

We read with great interest the research article “Breastfeeding knowledge, attitude, and practice among mothers in Al-Taif region, Saudi Arabia” by Al-Malki et al. published in the Saudi Journal of Health Sciences.[1] Breastfeeding is the single most important determinant for infant and young child health in any region and terrain.[2] The authors did a commendable job to know the gaps in breastfeeding among Saudi mothers. Although the study is plausible and informative, we would like to add some important points that would improve the impact of the article as well as guide future research.

Table 2 in the article depicts the participant's and husband's education level. It was mentioned that one participant was illiterate and there were three husbands who were illiterate. Furthermore, it was mentioned in the methodology that the present study was online study where the data collection was done in online mode. It appears contradictory how the illiterate participants comprehended the online self-administered questionnaire. It was mentioned by the authors that online consent was taken. For an illiterate participant how the online consent was taken, is unclear. Second, the methodology of the index study would have been more clear if the study included how the participants were recruited and the link for the online study was shared with the same.

In conclusion, given the low practice of mothers regarding exclusive breastfeeding (26%), the authors rightly call for studies and the barriers to overcome them.

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Al-Malki SA, Alnefaie BM, Aljoudi MM, Almosawei RH. Breastfeeding knowledge, attitude, and practice among mothers in Al-Taif region, Saudi Arabia. Saudi J Health Sci 2021;10:49-54.  Back to cited text no. 1
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World Health Organization. Infant and Young Child Feeding: Breastfeeding. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization; 2021. Available from: https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/ infant-and-young-child-feeding. [Last accessed on 2021 Sep 30].  Back to cited text no. 2
    




 

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