Health system and resources vary from one country to another country. The mother is a person who is available for a child. The knowledge of growth and development will help the mother to monitor her child's stage to stage development according month and year periodically.
It will help the mothers to find out abnormalities in growth and development and provide prevention and early hospitalization in abnormal cases early as possible.
As the malnutrition in infancy is leading cause of infant mortality in developing country. The maternal knowledge regarding growth and development will prevent the cause of infant mortality.
Materials and Methods: A non-experimental descriptive survey and quantitative approach was used. 100 mothers who are having infant were selected from community area of Pune city by Non-probability purposive sampling technique.
Result: Maximum samples 57(57%) belongs with the age group of 24 to 28 years of age. Maximum samples 50 (50%) belonged to secondary education. Majority of samples 85 (85%) belongs to Hindu caste. Maximum samples are 64 (64%) belongs to nuclear family. Majority of samples 88 (88%) are housewife’s. Majority 86 (86%) of the sample had average knowledge followed by 14(14%) was in good knowledge score and none of them was in poor knowledge score.
Conclusion: The researcher conducted a study “A Study to assess the knowledge of mother regarding growth and development of infant in selected areas of Pune city’’
The result of data analyzed specified that the level of knowledge score of growth and development among multigravida mothers were 14% good and 86% average.