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International Journal of Home Science

2021, VOL. 7 ISSUE 1, PART C

Infant feeding and weaning practices of children in urban areas of Rajpura

Author(s): Dr. Balwinder Kaur
Abstract:
The study was conducted 100 women of five ward of urban area, who had children between the age of 6months to 3 years of Rajpura District. Information regarding infant feeding and weaning practices, cultural and social concepts about food pattern and the morbidity suffered by the children was collected by oral questionnaire method. In general major food items were eliminated from mothers due to the family customs, tradition and beliefs majority of the mother, 88.57 percent of low income group, 70.58 percent from middle income group and 19.36 percent of high income group discard colostrum .Majority of the mothers had not fed colostrum to the infants and breastfeeding was started on 2nd and 3rd day of delivery. Supplementary foods were introduced between 6-12 month of age. Results suggest the need of organizing health programmes, and to educate mother about nutritional requirement of the child.
Pages: 152-154  |  46 Views  4 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Balwinder Kaur. Infant feeding and weaning practices of children in urban areas of Rajpura. Int J Home Sci 2021;7(1):152-154.
International Journal of Home Science