The process of growth and development starts before the baby born i.e. from the conception in the mother’s womb. Child’sgrowth and development are rapid during the early months of life. So it is more important that babies need extra food along with breast milk at the right age and in sufficient amounts, to enable them to grow and stay healthy.Breast feeding is the best natural feeding and the breast milk is the best milk. The basic food of infant is mother’s milk. Breast feeding is the most way to provide a baby with the caring environment and complete food. It meets the nutritional as well as emotional and psychological needs of the infants.
OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY:
1. To assess the feeding practice of mother.
2. To assess the nutritional status of children.
3. To correlate the feeding practice of mothers with nutritional status of their children.
4. To find out the association between feeding practice with selected demographic variables of mothers.
5. To find out the association between nutritional status with selected demographic variables of children.
6. To develop information booklet.
METHODS: The conceptual framework for the study is based on health belief model by Becker’s (1975), adapted from Rosenstochoch’s (1974). The study is based on descriptive approach; non experimental design was used for the collection of the data.Pilot study was conducted 24.11.14 to 27.11.14among 10 selected community of Kolar, to find out feasibility of study. The main study also was conducted, from 29.12.2014 to 15.1.2015among 100 subjects who were selected by convenient sampling technique the collected data was analyzed and interpreted by using descriptive and inferential statistics. RESULTS: The overall mean percentage of feeding practice is 56.68% and nutritional status is 16.9% and there is moderate positive correlation between the feeding practice and nutritional status of infants. CONCLUSION: The present study was to correlate the feeding practices of mothers with nutritional status of their children in selected rural community at Kolar and concluded that there is moderate positive correlation between the feeding practice and nutritional status of infants.
Cite this article:
Sumana Yesu Priya S. H. A study to correlate the Feeding Practice of mother with Nutritional Status of their children at selected Rural Community, Kolar with a view to develop Information Booklet. Asian J. Nursing Education and Research. 2018; 8(3):423-433. doi: 10.5958/2349-2996.2018.00087.3