Appropriate complementary feeding practice and associated factors among mothers having children aged 6-24 months in Debre Tabor Hospital, North West Ethiopia, 2016.

Authors:
Kiber Temesgen Anteneh
Kiber Temesgen Anteneh
College of Medicine and Health Sciences
Butte | United States
Marta Berta Badi
Marta Berta Badi
College of Health Sciences
Lancaster | United States

BMC Res Notes 2019 Apr 8;12(1):215. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

School of Midwifery, University of Gondar, Gondar City, Ethiopia.

Objective: This study was aimed to assess appropriate complementary feeding practice and associated factors among mothers having children aged 6-24 months in Debre Tabor Hospital, North West Ethiopia, 2016.

Results: In this study, 37.2% of mothers had appropriate complementary feeding practice. Mothers' level of education above grade 12 (AOR = 2.96, CI 1.2-7.62), husbands' occupation (AOR = 4.01, CI 1.3-12.44), mothers 'having exclusive breast feeding practice (AOR = 6.12, CI 3.04-12.3), health education about exclusive breast feeding during antenatal care visit (AOR = 5.59, CI 1.24-25.17) and advice on appropriate complementary feeding practice during antenatal care visit (AOR = 6.34, CI 1.5-26.91), and mothers who have got under 5 unit service due to infant and young children illness (AOR = 0.44, CI 0.22-0.89) were statistically significant variables for appropriate complementary feeding practice.

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