Employed mothers tend to cease from breastfeeding their babies and eventually stop and just resort to formula feeding as they go back to work.The study also showed that mothers who are married and living with their partners are more likely to breastfeed their infants than single mothers.The description of the type of infant formula given by formula and mixed feeding mothers will also be asked in the material.
Methodology Type of Research The type of research that will be used in this study is qualitative research and quantitative research.
Qualitative researchers aim to gather an in-depth understanding of human behavior and the reasons that govern such behavior.
It also has questions related to previous infant feeding practices and the birth of her youngest infant and also regarding the baby’s general health and age.
Statements that are perceived to be factors that influence mothers‟ infant feeding decisions were presented.
The results revealed that only 20% of mothers in the study currently exclusively breastfeed their babies.
It also shows that socio-economic factors like mother’s work status, marital status and educational attainment had direct bearing on these practices.
Infant feeding practices refer generally to meet the nutritional and immunological needs of the baby.
A study of infant feeding practices was carried out on a sample of 100 mother and infant pairs.
The discipline investigates the “why” and “how” of decision making.
Besides this, the researcher will also examine the phenomenon through observations in numerical representations and through statistical analysis.