An Exploratory Study to Assess Knowledge Regarding Complementary Feeding among Postnatal Mothers
Keywords:Complementary feeding, postnatal mothers
The self structured questionnaire was prepared to assess the knowledge of postnatal mothers regarding
complementary feeding. The study was conducted on 60 postnatal mothers in civil hospital and Gurcharan
Kanwal hospital, district Hoshiarpur Punjab. Purposive sampling technique was used to select the sample.
The results of present study concluded that as per the knowledge majority of postnatal mothers i.e. 53.33%
of postnatal mothers had average knowledge regarding complementary feeding followed by 30% subjects
had poor knowledge and only 16.67% of subjects had good knowledge regarding complementary feeding.
While analyzing, As per the findings related to the association of knowledge regarding complementary
feeding among postnatal mothers with demographic variables, there was statically significant relationship
between the education, type of family,place of residence, parity and knowledge regarding complementary
feeding among postnatal mothers where as there was statically non significant relationship between age,
occupation, religion, family income, source of information, number of children and level of knowledge
regarding complementary feeding. Guidelines were distributed regarding complementary feeding to study
subjects that are postnatal mothers in civil hospital and Gurcharan Kanwal hospital, district Hoshiarpur
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