Determinants of the causes of MP-ASI feeding in infants less than six months old

Authors

  • Syastriani Isna Putri Syarif Politeknik Baubau, Sulaa, South East Sulawesi, Indonesia
  • Anita Anita Politeknik Baubau, Sulaa, South East Sulawesi, Indonesia

Keywords:

allergies, complementary feeding, complementary foods, infants, tract disorders

Abstract

Complementary foods ASI is nutritious food or drink given to babies aged 6-24 months to fulfill feeding for the baby. As mentioned by WHO (2011), only 40% of babies in the world received exclusive breastfeeding, and 60% of other babies have been given complimentary at an early age or less than six months. Complementary at inappropriate times can harm babies, such as allergies, diarrhea, digestive tract disorders. The purpose of this study was to determine the factors causing complementary to infants less than six months old in the Sorawolio Community Health Center, Baubau City. The method in this research is using a descriptive survey method. Withdrawal of samples using a total sample technique with a sample size of 16 respondents. The results showed 62.5% of mothers who gave complementary breastfeeding <6 months had less knowledge of the pattern and timing of complementary. There were about 37.5% had better information about over-feeding. The negative attitude shown during complementary was 68.8% but a positive attitude.

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Published

2021-03-22

How to Cite

Syarif, S. I. P. ., & Anita, A. (2021). Determinants of the causes of MP-ASI feeding in infants less than six months old. International Journal of Health & Medical Sciences, 4(1). Retrieved from https://sloap.org/journal/index.php/ijhms/article/view/194

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