Public Health Review: International Journal of Public Health Research 2021-07-23T13:35:08+0530 Dr D Sharad Gedam Open Journal Systems <p style="text-align: left;"><em><strong>ISSN: <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">2349-4166 (Online)</a>, <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">2349-4158 (Print)</a></strong></em></p> Impact of lockdown due to COVID-19 on the dietary habits of youngsters of Delhi-NCR 2021-07-23T13:35:08+0530 Devesh Arora Shaurya Narang <p>With over a year after the first coronavirus case reached Delhi, the total number of infections and deaths has reached a sky-high mark. The response of the Delhi government involved the imposition of multiple lockdowns. This decision, though slowed down the positivity rate, had unprecedented effects on the dietary habits of young individuals in the city. Forced to stay at home due to the lockdown, these individuals engaged in unhealthy daily routines and dietary habits. With the close link between diet and immunity it becomes imperative to collect data in this regard. The present paper records the dietary habits of individuals in the city using a web-based survey. The findings are presented and analyzed graphically. It was observed that the lockdown harmed the dietary habits of young individuals. A decrease in the level of exercise, water intake and increase in weight were the major variables leading to this conclusion.</p> 2021-06-30T00:00:00+0530 Copyright (c) 2021 Author (s). Published by Siddharth Health Research and Social Welfare Society Study on infant feeding practice among children up to 6 months in an urban slum of Bhopal 2021-07-20T18:33:47+0530 Dr. Ria Sarkar Dr. Harshal Kawanpure <p>Introduction: High morbidity and mortality among the under 5 children are highly prevalent in India. Appropriate child feeding practices in the initial six months of age act as a preventive intervention against childhood morbidity and mortality.</p> <p>Methods: A questionnaire-based cross-sectional study was conducted in an urban slum to study various feeding practices prevalent among children up to 6 months of age. Also associated socio-demographic factors were studied. SPSS software version 25 was used to analyze the results.</p> <p>Results: The study included 55 children up to 6 months of age. Out of these 76.4% were exclusively breastfed. Among 45.5%, breastfeeding was within 1st hour of the birth. 56.4% have received pre-lacteal feeds, while 72.72% received colostrum. The educational status of the mother and place of delivery were major determinants of appropriate infant feeding practices.</p> <p>Conclusion: Most mothers are practising exclusive breastfeeding. Colostrum was fed to most of the children. Animal milk was given in cases where initiation of breastfeeding was delayed.</p> 2021-06-30T00:00:00+0530 Copyright (c) 2021 Author (s). Published by Siddharth Health Research and Social Welfare Society