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International Journal of Home Science

2017, VOL. 3 ISSUE 1, PART B

Knowledge, attitude and practices regarding weaning of Bharia tribal women of Patalkot valley of Tamia Blok Chhindwara district, M.P

Author(s): Blok Chhindwara, Bharia tribal women, Patalkot valley
Abstract:
A cross sectional study was carried out in Patalkot area of Tamia block of Chhindwara district, Madhya Pradesh. 113 mothers were interviewed regarding their knowledge, attitude and practices about weaning. It was observed that although 81% of mothers had knowledge regarding timely initiation of weaning food only 2% of the mothers actually practiced it. Higher percentage 81% of mothers initiated weaning at the age of 9 months and above. 43% of mothers had knowledge regarding special weaning foods however only 2% actually prepared special weaning foods for the kids rest 98% mother either gave boiled maize pej, kutki gruel, bhaat, boiled agitha. 21% reported to have knowledge and positive attitude regarding increase in iron requirement at the age of six months but only 3% of the respondents actually practiced it.
Pages: 82-83  |  41 Views  38 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Blok Chhindwara, Bharia tribal women, Patalkot valley. Knowledge, attitude and practices regarding weaning of Bharia tribal women of Patalkot valley of Tamia Blok Chhindwara district, M.P. Int J Home Sci 2017;3(1):82-83.
International Journal of Home Science