Pre-lacteal Feeding Among Infants Within the FirstWeek of Birth in Eastern Uganda:Evidence From aHealth Facility-based Cross-sectional Study
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Background: Pre-lacteal feeding hinders early initiation of breastfeeding and exclusive breastfeeding butis understudied in Uganda. We examined the prevalence and factors associated with pre-lacteal feedingamong postpartum mothers in Kamuli district in rural eastern Uganda.Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional study at four large healthcare facilities and randomly sampledmother-baby pairs attending postnatal care clinics.
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