Infant and young child feeding practices in children aged fifteen to twenty months

Authors

  • Adarsh Bagali Department of Pediatrics, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Pondicherry, India
  • Karthikeyan Kadirvel Department of Pediatrics, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Pondicherry, India
  • Ilamaran V. Department of Pediatrics, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Pondicherry, India
  • P. Soundararajan Department of Pediatrics, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Pondicherry, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20212017

Keywords:

Infant, Child nutrition, Anthropometry, Malnutrition, Maternal education

Abstract

Background: Infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices plays a very crucial role in early child growth and development. We aimed to find the prevalence of optimal IYCF practices and correlate with the anthropometric measures.

Methods: This hospital based cross sectional study, involving 345 children aged between 15 to 20 months from April 2018 to April 2020 whose mothers were interviewed using a pre-validated questionnaire.

Results: The prevalence of optimal IYCF practices were comparable with the published data. Higher maternal education, higher socio-economic status was significantly associated with better IYCF indicators.

Conclusions: Improved IYCF practices have the potential to improve child’s nutritional status.

 

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Published

2021-05-25

How to Cite

Bagali, A., Kadirvel, K., V., I., & Soundararajan, P. (2021). Infant and young child feeding practices in children aged fifteen to twenty months. International Journal Of Community Medicine And Public Health, 8(6), 3070–3073. https://doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20212017

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