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ISSN Print: 2394-7500, ISSN Online: 2394-5869, CODEN: IJARPF

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Vol. 9, Issue 2, Part E (2023)

A descriptive study to assess the knowledge regarding prevention of malnutrition among mothers of under five children at Frank Inco Marikuppam with a view to provide an information booklet

A descriptive study to assess the knowledge regarding prevention of malnutrition among mothers of under five children at Frank Inco Marikuppam with a view to provide an information booklet

Author(s)
Arun S
Abstract
Young children are the pillars of our nation. It is generally good for baby to have exclusive breast feed for 6 months. However, in India, particularly in cities, women breast feed exclusively for up to 8 months and in some case for 12 months because of lack of knowledge regarding expressed breast feeding and complimentary feeding. In India 20% of children less than five years of age suffer from wasting due to acute under nutrition.
 Only 25% of newborns were put to the breast within one hour of birth.
 Less than half of children (46%) under five months of age are exclusively breast feuded.
 Only 20% of children aged 5-23 months are fed appropriately according to world health organization.
 Only half (51%) of household use adequately iodized salt
 Only one third (33%) Indian children receive any services from an anganwadi centers; less than 25% receives supplementary foods through ICDS; and only 18% have their weights measured in AWC.
 India has the highest number of low-birth-weight babies per at an estimated 7.4 million
 According to world health organization estimates that globally around 9.2 million under five children died. It is estimated that mortality of children aged less than 5 years is 68 per 1000 live births 27% 10million children were dyeing each year, of which.
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How to cite this article:
Arun S. A descriptive study to assess the knowledge regarding prevention of malnutrition among mothers of under five children at Frank Inco Marikuppam with a view to provide an information booklet. Int J Appl Res 2023;9(2):335-336.
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