International Journal of Home Science
2019, VOL. 5 ISSUE 2, PART H
A study on knowledge level of rural women regarding weaning mix food for infant in Jamnagar district
Author(s): Baraiya AK, Baraiya KP, Lakhani SH and Gorfad PS
Study was conducted on young and middle age group farm women having joint family structure. Nearly half of the farm women having knowledge on colostrum, supplementary food, nutritional requirement of infant and breast feeding period up to 2 years. Majority of respondent having knowledge (88%) about mother milk is complete food for infant. Farm women also know time to start weaning food at 6 month of birth (66%). They also having respond for time to start solid food like roti, paratha or regular daily meal start after 10 months. Khichadi-dal rank first (32%) for food for infant (6 to 12 months) and rank second (21.33%) by fruit pulp/juice. Very less mothers are ready for chose ready mix food for their infant. The knowledge for Ready mix food given to infant periodicity on age of 6 to 8 month (56.67%) and 9 to 11 month (49.33%) baby. Same way at the age of 12 to 24 month baby 74.67 per cent having 1 time food, however, 17.33 per cent were 2 time and 8 per cent were 3 time ready to provide mix food.
How to cite this article:
Baraiya AK, Baraiya KP, Lakhani SH and Gorfad PS. A study on knowledge level of rural women regarding weaning mix food for infant in Jamnagar district. International Journal of Home Science. 2019; 5(2): 490-493.