International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part C (2018)
Knowledge regarding complementary feeding among mothers
Dr. Lily Podder, Sunitabala Shagolsem and Monali Salunke
An exploratory survey was conducted by the investigators selected urban areas of Pune city with objectives to assess the knowledge regarding complementary feeding among mothers and to associate the knowledge with selected demographic variables. Quantitative research approach with non-experimental exploratory survey design was adopted for the present study. 100 mothers having children between 6-24 months of age, willing to participate and who can understand and speak English, Hindi and Marathi were recruited in the study using non probability purposive sampling technique. A structured questionnaire consisting of objective type questions were prepared to assess the knowledge regarding complementary feeding among mothers. Data collection was carried out in Upper Indira Nagar Bibvewadi, Padmavati Vasant Sahakar Nagar and Padmavati Taljai Vasahat areas of Pune City from 24/10/17 to 6/11/17. Findings of the study revealed that the majority of the samples (52%) in the study were between 20-25yrs, 64% of the mothers were having secondary education, the majority of the samples in the study 55% were from joint families, 64% of the mothers were housewives, 47% of the mothers’ monthly families income were ranging between Rs.10,001/-Rs.15,000/- and 48% of the mothers had two children. Majority of the mothers (54%) possess good knowledge and 25% of mothers had poor knowledge regarding complementary feeding. Data further revealed that the knowledge of the mothers were associated with their age, education, monthly family income and the number of children they have.
Conclusion: Mothers does not possess excellent knowledge regarding complementary feeding so nurses should organize education programme to create awareness regarding complementary feeding among mothers.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Lily Podder, Sunitabala Shagolsem, Monali Salunke. Knowledge regarding complementary feeding among mothers. Int J Appl Res 2018;4(2):129-131.