The correlation between infant and toddler feeding practices by working mothers and the nutritional status

Anita Dewi Permatasari, Fajar Tri Waluyanti

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Abstract

Objective: This study aims to determine the correlation between infant and toddler feeding practices in working mothers with the nutritional status of children aged 6–23 months in Depok City. Method: This study applied cross-sectional design and cluster sampling technique. The study population was 8772 with a sample of 223 selected respondents. Feeding practices measured by the Guidelines for the Integrated Childhood Illness Management Chart from the Indonesian Ministry of Health, while nutritional status was measured by calculating children's weight-for-height. Results: The results indicated that most feeding practices were inappropriate (98.9%) with normal nutritional status in children (80.8%). The results of the statistical analysis showed that there was no significant relationship between feeding practices and nutritional status in infant and toddlers (p = 0.923). Conclusion: The results indicate there were other parameters to determine nutritional status, so further analysis needs to be done.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEnfermeria Clinica
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

Keywords

  • Feeding practices
  • Nutritional status
  • Working mother

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