Volume 3, Issue 6, November 2017, Page: 103-109
Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude and Practice on Initiation of Complementary Feeding Among Under Two Years Children in Fiche Town, North Showa Zone, Ethiopia
Rebik Shukure, Department of Nursing, Selale University, Collage of Health Science, Fiche, Oromia, Ethiopia
Received: Feb. 4, 2017;       Accepted: Feb. 27, 2017;       Published: Dec. 14, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijbecs.20170306.16      View  2203      Downloads  165
Abstract
Background: - Healthy complementary feeding is critical for the achievement of a healthy growth and development of children. In Ethiopia inappropriate complementary feeding practices, combined with poverty, are major determinants of the high prevalence of malnutrition among young children. Community based a prospective cross- sectional study was conducted from December to January 2015/2016. Almost two-third of the mothers initiated complementary feeding at the sixth month of child's age. Factors like maternal and husband educational level, family size, place of delivery, ANC follow up, and PNC follow up were significantly. Most mothers initiate complementary feedings timely. Maternal literacy, family size and relation of mothers affect timely initiation of complementary feeding. Educating the mothers by mass media and house to house by health extension workers is important to increase timely initiation of complementary feeding.
Keywords
Complementary Feeding, Knowledge, Attitude and Practice
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Rebik Shukure, Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude and Practice on Initiation of Complementary Feeding Among Under Two Years Children in Fiche Town, North Showa Zone, Ethiopia, International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Clinical Science. Vol. 3, No. 6, 2017, pp. 103-109. doi: 10.11648/j.ijbecs.20170306.16
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