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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 56  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 301-304

A study on infant and young child feeding practices among mothers attending an urban health center in East Delhi

1 Department of Community Medicine, Assistant Professor, UCMS & GTB Hospital, Delhi, India
2 Department of Community Medicine, Assistant Professor, JNIMS, Imphal, India
3 Department of Community Medicine, Senior Resident, MAMC, Delhi, India
4 Department of Community Medicine, Chief Medical Officer of UHTC, Delhi, India
5 Department of Community Medicine, Professor and Head, UCMS & GTB Hospital, Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Amir Maroof Khan
Assistant Professor, Department of Comunity Medicine, Room no. 409A, University College Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadr Hospital, Delhi-95
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0019-557X.106420

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A cross sectional study was conducted to study the diet pattern of children less than 2 years with regard to certain infant and young child feeding (IYCF) indicators. A total of 374 children less than 24 months of age coming to the immunization clinic were studied using a standard pretested and prevalidated questionnaire. Exclusive breastfeeding was followed by 57.1% of children under 6 months of age. Minimum dietary diversity, minimum meal frequency, and minimum acceptable diet were seen adequate in 32.6%, 48.6%, and 19.7% of children between 6 months and 2 years of age, respectively.

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