This was a cross-sectional study which attempt; tu determine the prevalence of breastfeeding practice among mothers in Klcmg district, Malaysia and the association between lyrcastfceding practice with place of delivery and knowledge 011 breastfeeding. Dam collection was conducted by face·t0·face interview using a premuded structured questionnaire amung mothers with fum month old infants only who attended che government clinics in Klang, A total of 508 mothers were recruited ima the study. The study showed 92.9% ever breastfed, 55.1% exclusively lareastfed fur one month and 20.5% exclusively bremtfcd for four months. Malays brcastfed the most, while
Chinese the least. Breastfeeding was more common among mothers with lower education, delivered in government hospitals and with good knowledge on breastfeeding. A high proportion uf mothers in Klang wouki initiate breastfeeding and the [neualence of exclusive breastfeeding was comparable nationally. Breastfeeding was associated with mothers delivered in government hospitals and with good knowledge on breastfeeding. Continued promotional efforts targeted at private hospitals with information on breastfeeding should result in further increase in breastfeeding prevalence.
Study site: Klinik Kesihatan, Kelang district, Selangor, Malaysia