International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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ISSN: 2319-7064


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Research Paper | Medicine Science | Saudi Arabia | Volume 2 Issue 4, April 2013


Infant Feeding and Weaning Practice of Mothers in Hail

Shadia Mohamed [15] | Bedor Mohsen Al zagam


Abstract: Purpose of this research is to aim to contribute to greater awareness, better understanding on Indicators for assessing infant and young child feeding practice and highlighting the update set of indicators, make the infant and young child feeding practice more applicable of grate use for all family member. Design of this research study the infant feeding and weaning food practice among mothers in Hail to address the indicators for assessing this practice. Method adopted was 85 Questionnaire was set to collect information from mother’s child [Birth-23month] in hail. Majority of the study population [36.5 %] were in the age group of 26-30 years, with education up-to university level [75.3%] and nearly 57.6 % were employed.52 % of the mother at Hail starts breast feeding immediately after birth while 61.2% weaned their babies at 4 to <6 months age.62.4 % preferred semi solids like mashed fruits or potatoes as the first weaning foods.72 % mothers were giving fruit/fruit juice daily to their infants while vegetables were given only by 67 % mothers.


Keywords: Breastfeeding, Weaning food, Indicators, Infant health


Edition: Volume 2 Issue 4, April 2013,


Pages: 1 - 5


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