Lack Of Breastfeeding Among Working Mothers

Lack of breastfeeding among working mothers


  • Zainab Murtaza Malhi University Institute of Diet and Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Sidra Khalid University Institute of Diet and Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Zainab Sharmeen University Institute of Food Sciences and Technology, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Shahid Bashir University Institute of Food Sciences and Technology, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Noor ul Huda University of Agriculture, Sub campus Toba Tek Singh, Pakistan
  • Misbah Arshad University Institute of Diet and Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan



Non-breast feeding, Mothers, Breast cancer, Ovarian cancer, Obesity


The nursing stage is the most crucial time in a person's life for growth and development, and nourishment is crucial during this time for a newborn. Breastfeeding has also been linked to reduce the incidence of breast cancer, ovarian cancer and obesity in females. Objective: To find out whether women are aware that non-feeding females are more likely to develop obesity, ovarian cancer, and breast cancer. Methods: Data were gathered from female patients at Sheikh Zaid Hospital in Rahim Yar Khan. Non-probability convenient sampling with a sample size of 100 was used in this comparative investigation. Results: The findings revealed that 19 women knew not nursing might result in ovarian cancer, breast cancer, and obesity, whereas 81 women did not had any idea. Also, the findings showed that, in contrast to 94 women, only 6 women were exclusively nursing their kid for 6 months. The research indicate that while 22 women did not believe that lack of time is a barrier to breastfeeding, 78 women did. Lastly, the data also reveals that 83 women believed that working may make it difficult to breastfeed, whereas 17 women did not. Conclusion: The longer a woman breastfeeds, the greater her protection against breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and obesity. The lack or limited lifetime duration of breastfeeding that is typical of women in these countries is primarily to blame for the high frequency of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and obesity in industrialized nations.


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DOI: 10.54393/mjz.v1i2.14
Published: 2020-12-31

How to Cite

Murtaza Malhi, Z. ., Khalid, S. ., Sharmeen, Z. ., Bashir, S. ., Huda, N. ul ., & Arshad, M. . (2020). Lack Of Breastfeeding Among Working Mothers: Lack of breastfeeding among working mothers. MARKHOR (The Journal of Zoology), 1(2), 20–25.



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