Medicine, Health & Food
Received: 23 Jul 2018 , Published: 23 July 2018
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The main objective of this research project is to assess the attitude of nursing mothers towards exclusive breastfeeding in Dogon Ruwa Community of Kaltungo LGA of Gombe State. The study is significant to health workers, nursing mothers and their spouses, and to policy makers in so doing it will help in improving the health being of nursing mothers in the study area and the entire nation at large. Populations of sample size of 88 nursing mothers were selected at random from the population of the study without bias and questionnaire was administered in English to them. health practitioners’ knowledge should frequently be updated through workshops and seminars. This will improve the knowledge of both clients and staff thus forestalling the hazardous consequences of nonexclusive breastfeeding practice.
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