Association of Sociodemographic Factors with Feeding Practices among Infants in Urban Area of Kanpur District

  • Anupama Srivastava Associate Professor, Dept. of Community Medicine, T.S. Misra Medical College and Hospital, Amausi, Lucknow
  • Mili Sengar Assistant Professor, Dept. of Community Medicine, T.S. Misra Medical College And Hospital, Amausi, Lucknow
Keywords: Complementary feeding, Nutrition interventions, IYCF

Abstract

Background: National Guidelines on Infant and Young Child Feeding should become an integral part of nation-wide integrated child development Services (ICDS) and the Reproductive and Child Health (RCH) Programme. These need to be effectively operationalized through the programme managers and field functionaries of these on-going programmes. This can happen only when they are practically oriented to the correct norms of IYCF. Methods: A cross sectional study of feeding practices amongst77 mothers of infants was conducted in the Rama medical college hospital and research centre Kanpur. This study was conducted over a period of  six months.

Results: Out of 77 mothers, 46.7 %of the mothers were in the age group of less than 25 years followed by 52% of the mothers in the age group 25 -34 years and only 1.3 % of the mothers were more than 35 years of age.. All of the respondents in the study group had delivered in hospital.

Conclusion: Time of complementary feeding initiation varied according child’s gender, predominant caregiver of the child, mother’s parity and socio economic status of the family, which were found to be statistically significant.

 

 

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Author Biographies

Anupama Srivastava, Associate Professor, Dept. of Community Medicine, T.S. Misra Medical College and Hospital, Amausi, Lucknow

 

 

Mili Sengar, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Community Medicine, T.S. Misra Medical College And Hospital, Amausi, Lucknow

 

 

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Published
2021-03-30
How to Cite
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Srivastava A, Sengar M. Association of Sociodemographic Factors with Feeding Practices among Infants in Urban Area of Kanpur District. Int Arch BioMed Clin Res [Internet]. 2021Mar.30 [cited 2021May9];7(1):CM5-CM8. Available from: https://iabcr.org/index.php/iabcr/article/view/654
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ORIGINAL ARTICLES ~ Community Medicine