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’
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
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,