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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 66-67

Complementary feeding practices in rural area of district Agra


1 PhD Scholar, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, S.N. Medical College, Agra, India
2 Professor, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, S.N. Medical College, Agra, India
3 Associate Professor, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, S.N. Medical College, Agra, India

Correspondence Address:
M Chauhan
PhD Scholar, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, S.N. Medical College, Agra
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


PMID: 18232150

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The study was conducted to assess the prevailing complementary feeding practices. Strikingly 30.9 percent infants were not receiving complementary foods. 21.9 percent mothers initiated complementary feeding at the right age. This was significantly associated with the literacy status of the mothers (p<0.05). 87.1 percent infants were receiving family pot feeding. The complementary foods fed to the infants were mostly (88.60%) of semi-solid consistency. Demand feeding was being practiced by 66.7 percent mothers. The practice of cleaning hands before feeding was very poor with only 17.1%. Thus to conclude the complementary feeding practices were not satisfactory in the rural area of Agra and need to be improved.


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