Dr Maryam Mumtaz, Dr. Tehreem Fatima, Dr Aniqa Rahman
Background: In any system, infant care is affected by common social practices, separated from medical and monetary causes. In Pakistan, the horror and mortality of mother and child, whether legitimately or through the back door, is represented by traditions that predominate in the general public. Failure or lack of intranatal care can lead to a variety of morbidities in the neonatal period. Practices for supporting and educating newborns fluctuate according to networks, depending on social traditions. The purpose of this survey was to enable us to understand the repetition of newborn rearing and nurturing among mothers and the elements that impact on their practices in Lahore. Methods: It is a multicentre study conducted in Mayo Hospital Lahore, Jinnah Hospital Lahore, Lahore General Hospital, Lahore. Infant rearing practices were met with the families accompanying children under one month of age through an organized survey. Results: A shower after 24 hours of transport was given to 75% of babies. 90% of infants were vaccinated after birth. A number of 975 infants were enrolled for the survey. The average age of the mother was 29.4 ± 4.6 years and 52% of the repeat mothers chose breastfeeding. A large proportion of the newborns (71%) received prelactated food, the nectar being generally normal. 98% of the mothers rubbed the child's back with oil. Conclusion: Strengthening data, training and correspondence to improve current neonatal education practices is the need of the day. People like to follow their ceremonies and customs, and we should try to remember these dangerous practices. Keywords: Breastfeeding practices, Neonatal rearing practices, Rituals.