Complementary Feeding Knowledge of Mother and Nutritional Status of Infant/Young Children (6-23 Months) in Ethiopia
International Journal of Health Economics and Policy
Volume 3, Issue 4, December 2018, Pages: 44-51
Received: Jan. 16, 2019; Accepted: Feb. 16, 2019; Published: Mar. 13, 2019
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Firdisa Birru Goshu, Department of Economics, Wollega University, Nekemte, Ethiopia
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Abstract
Improving infant and young child feeding practices in children aged 6–23 months is critical to improved nutrition, health, and development. This paper examined the complementary feeding knowledge, attitude and practice of mothers and nutritional status of infants/young children in Jima Ganati District employing the cross sectional survey data conducted among 353 mothers of children aged 6-23 months. The result from the logit regression Education levels of mothers, age of mothers and mother occupation had a significant effect on mothers’ complementary feeding knowledge, attitude and nutritional status of infants/young children. In this study 54.6%, 60.4% and 34.6% of mothers had good knowledge, attitude and practice on complementary feeding respectively. The prevalence of stunting, underweight and wasting of the infants/young children was 22.1%, 25.3% and 10.6% respectively.
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Complementary Feeding, Knowledge, Attitude, Practice, Nutritional Status
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Firdisa Birru Goshu, Complementary Feeding Knowledge of Mother and Nutritional Status of Infant/Young Children (6-23 Months) in Ethiopia, International Journal of Health Economics and Policy. Vol. 3, No. 4, 2018, pp. 44-51. doi: 10.11648/j.hep.20180304.12
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