Introduction The melamine controversy that erupted during the last quarter of year 2008 brought people’s attention back to the debates between breastfeeding and the use of breast milk substitutes like commercial infant formula.
The description of the type of infant formula given by formula and mixed feeding mothers will also be asked in the material.
Conclusion Majority of the mothers formula feed their child and only a minority exclusively breastfeeds their children, especially as per recommendation of the World Health Organization.
It also has questions related to previous infant feeding practices and the birth of her youngest infant and also regarding the baby’s general health and age.
Statements that are perceived to be factors that influence mothers‟ infant feeding decisions were presented.
Infant feeding practices refer generally to meet the nutritional and immunological needs of the baby.
A study of infant feeding practices was carried out on a sample of 100 mother and infant pairs.
Most of the mothers are housewives and the others remaining have full-time jobs, part-time jobs and self-employed. While majority of them were married, a lot were still in a status of live-in and are single.
More than half of the mothers did not have previous children before the current one.
The researcher chose Las Piñas City because of the socio-economic conditions present in the area that is relevant to the study and also as it fits the time frame and resources of the researcher.
The randomly sampled respondents will be asked by the researcher for consent and approval to answer the questionnaire until the desired number of respondents which is 100 is reached.