Assessment of Feeding Patterns Children Under Two Years at PrimaryHealth Care Center
Keywords:Assessment, Feeding Pattern, Children Under Two Years, Primary Health Care Centers
Objectives: To assess feeding patterns for children under two years at primary health care center.
Methodology: A Descriptive study is carried out at Al-Najaf AL-Ashraf City. In February 10th to May 19th 2015. Sample consisting of (50) children were selected randomly of the Primary Health Care Centers. Data collected by used questionnaire, which includes the first parts was about demographic characteristics of mother (age, occupational, educational levels, residence area, socio economic). Second part about demographic characteristics of children, Third part about information about normal and artificial feeding, Fourth part about information mother for breast feeding and fifth part about causes of reject of breastfeeding. Data was analyzed by using the application of descriptive and inferential statistical approaches.
Results: The finding of the present study indicate that there are mother with age group is highly (25 -33) were 44%. women using the mixed of feeding were higher 68% than the normal breast feeding 31.1%. No find any relationship between maternal age and has information about breastfeeding and feeding grounds for refusal of the child.
Conclusion present study concluded that more than half of the study are mixed feeding. The study indicates that are the mother age has relation with her information about breast feeding .
Recommendation: Breastfeeding educational programs for mothers. Recommended mother about cleaning of equipment's artificial feeding and good formula of milk. infants should be breast fed exclusively for the first six months of life .
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