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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2019, Volume : 9, Issue : 4
First page : ( 488) Last page : ( 492)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2019.00102.2

Knowledge and Expressed Practice regarding Weaning among Mothers of Children aged between 6 months to 2 years

Deepa1, Dekyi1, Kumari Nirmala1, Choudhary Pooja1, Saini Pooja1, Yadav Ravina1, Sharma Mukesh Chandra2,*, Mohanasundari SK3

1B.sc (Hon) Nursing Students, (2014 to 2017 batch), College of Nursing, AIIMS, Jodhpur, Rajasthan

2Associate Professor, College of Nursing, AIIMS, Jodhpur, Rajasthan

3Tutor/CI (Nsg) College of Nursing, AIIMS, Jodhpur, Rajasthan

*Corresponding Author Email: sharmamukeshchandra@yahoo.com, roshinikrishitha@gmail.com

Online published on 31 December, 2019.

Abstract

Introduction

Weaning begins from the moment supplementary food is started and continues until the child is taken off the breast completely. Breast milk alone is not able to provide sufficient amount of all the nutrients needed to maintain growth after the 6 months. The complementary food includes usually cow's milk fruit juice, soft cooked rice, dhal and vegetables. Weaning food should be carefully chosen to complement the nutritional need of baby, promote appropriate nutrient intake and maintain growth.

Method

This descriptive study was conducted on mothers attending outpatient department and ward of All India of Institute of Medical Science, Jodhpur. 70 women havening children age of 6month to 2 years were enrolled in the study via convenience sampling technique. Data were collected through face-to-face interview. Reliability of self-structured knowledge questionnaire was determined by KR 20 method and found reliable (0.73). Data collected were analysed for frequency, mean, standard deviation and correlation of coefficient.

Result

The overall mother mean knowledge score is 18.11+3.37. There was high correlation between knowledge and practice score (p = 0.9488).

Conclusion

Result of the study provided information that maximum number of participants had average knowledge about weaning.

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Keywords

Weaning, Knowledge, Practice, Mother, Children age 6month to 2 years.

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