ZafarIqbalBhatti, Khurram Nawaz, Muhammad Ali,,Imran Yasin, ShahrozZafarBhatti
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Impact of Nutritional Education on Feeding Related Knowledge & Practices in Mothers of Under 5 Yrs Children

ZafarIqbalBhatti, Khurram Nawaz, Muhammad Ali,,Imran Yasin, ShahrozZafarBhatti



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ABSTRACT

 

Background: Infancy is the crucial period in which adequate nutrition is essential for development of normal health of the child. Poor intake of nutrition means poor nutritional status. The effects of poor nutrition appear in the period of rapid growth of young infants which demands the extra nutrients. Mothers’ having nutritional knowledge plays a vital role in the children’s health and also to maintain the nutritional status of children.

Aim: To see the impact of nutritional education on feeding related knowledge and practice among mothers of under 5 years children.

Methodology: Quasi experimental study design was used.  This was one group pretest-post-test study.50 mothers from rural community of Lahore participated in this study selected through convenient sampling technique. Interventions of 12 weeks were done to enhance mothers’ knowledge. 

Results: The results show that at first mothers have not proper knowledge and practices about complementary feed. After the educational intervention the knowledge and practices regarding complementary feeding were improved significantly. 

Conclusion: Knowledge of mothers is significant factor influencing a child growth. Health of a child is health of a family. So, there is need to raise awareness through educational sessions.

Key words: Nutrition, Knowledge, Complementary feeding, Practice



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