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Abstract            Volume:9  Issue-11  Year-2021         Original Research Articles

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Correlate the Feeding Practice of Mother with Nutritional Status of their Children at Selected Rural Community Kolar, India
R. Harish Kumar1* and S. V. Bhavya2*
1Department of Community Health Nursing, ETCM College of Nursing P B No 4, Kolar-563101, India
2Department of OBG, JSS college of Nursing, Mysore- 570004, India
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The process of growth and development begins before the baby is born, i.e. in the mother's womb. During the first few months of life, a child's growth and development are fast. As a result, it is even more critical that newborns receive additional food in addition to breast milk at the appropriate age and in adequate quantities to allow them to grow and remain healthy. Breast milk is the best milk, and breast milk is the finest natural nutrition. Mother's milk is an infant's primary source of nutrition. Breast feeding is the most effective technique to give a baby with a loving atmosphere and a balanced diet. It satisfies the newborns' dietary, emotional, and psychological demands. The study's conceptual framework is based on Becker's (1975) health belief model, which was derived from Rosenstochoch's (1974). The study takes a descriptive approach, and data was collected using a non-experimental strategy. A total of 100 moms with children were chosen using the purposive sampling approach. The research variable is moms' feeding practices and children's nutritional status. It relates to chosen demographic factors of women such as age, religion, education, occupation, kind of job, family income, family type, dietary pattern, and sources of knowledge on feeding practice. The Structured Interview Schedule was created in order to collect data. The study confirms that the majority 42 percent of mother's feeding practices were unsatisfactory or moderately satisfactory, while only 16 percent of mother's feeding practices were satisfactory, and the majority 74 percent of children were underweight, while only 26 percent of children were normal weight. However, there is a moderately good association between mothers' feeding practices and children's nutritional health. The individuals acquired the highest mean percentages in the dimensions of length (62.02 percent), chest circumference (43.60 percent), and head circumference (42.24 percent), with the lowest observed in the dimension of weight (6.55 percent). The mean BMI is 16.91, with a standard deviation of 2.60.The total feeding habits were found to be 56.68 percent with a standard deviation of 6.84, implying that BMI is somewhat positively connected with mothers' feeding practices.

Keywords: Feeding practice; nutritional status; mother; children: Body Mass Index.
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Harish Kumar A. R. and Bhavya S. V. 2021. Correlate the Feeding Practice of Mother with Nutritional Status of their Children at Selected Rural Community Kolar, India.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 9(11): 16-22
doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2021.911.003
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