Prevalence pattern of feeding practices among young children in rural area

Journal Title: Medpulse International Journal of Pediatrics - Year 2018, Vol 8, Issue 1


Background: Optimum nutrition is essential for child survival and Quality of survival. The word nutrition is derived from nutricus which means “Tosuckle at the breast Aims and Objectives: To study Prevalence pattern of feeding practices among young children in rural area. Methodology: This was across sectional study using apretested, predesigned questionnaires. Study one in a single center to determine the pattern of feeding practices among infant and young children. 600 Infant and young children hailing from rural area of salem district were included in the study during March 2012 to August 2013. Infant and young children attending out-patient department/Well baby clinic for minor complaints, were included in this study. This study was carried out in the Chinnagoundanoor P.H.C, Salem. Result: In our study in GROUP – I ( < 6 Month) : Exclusive breast feeding was present in 22%; Exclusive bottle feeding in 5%, Both in 73%, Feeding during illness was present in 88% but absent in 12%, Colostrum Given to 70% but not given in 30%. In Group II–(6-12 Months), Breast Feeding given in 80% but not given in 20%, Hand wash present in 89% but absent in 11%, Specially prepared Food given in 38% but not given to 62%. In. GROUP III (12M – 2YEARS). Breast Feeds was present in 29% absent in 71%, Family Pot Feeding given to 60% but not given to 40%, Taking feeds on his /her own in 25%, Child is Fed by other in 75%, Prewash Hands present in 90% and absent 10%, Specially prepared Food given to 54% and not given to 46%. Conclusion: It can be concluded from our study that less than six month Exclusive breast feeding was not satisfactory, bottle feeding was present, Colostrum not given satisfactorily. In 6-12 Months, H and wash is not satisfactory. In GROUP III(12 Months – 2 Years), Breast Feeds was not satisfactory, Family Pot Feeding, taking feeds on his /her own was not promoted, Prewash Hands was not satisfactory, Specially prepared Food in very less, Such faulty feeding practices should be avoided to prevent malnutrition in subsequent time.

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Rangasamy K


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  • DOI 10.26611/1014814
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Rangasamy K (2018). Prevalence pattern of feeding practices among young children in rural area. Medpulse International Journal of Pediatrics, 8(1), 17-20.