Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences

Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9600

Habtamu Fekadu Gemede

Department of Food Technology and Process Engineering, Wollega University, Ethiopia

  • Research Article   
    Complementary Feeding Knowledge, Practice, Dietary Diversity and Associated Factors among Mothers of Children 6-23 Months in Guto Gida District, Oromia, Ethiopia
    Author(s): Tamene Daba Rumicha* and Habtamu Fekadu Gemede

    The period for complementary feeding is crucial for growth, development and overall health of infants and young children. Lack of awareness in knowledge and practices towards complementary feeding among mothers will lead to improper practice of complementary feeding which may causes of children malnutrition, slower in recovery after illness and death. Hence, this study was aimed to assess complementary feeding knowledge, practice, dietary diversity and associated factors among mothers of children 6-23 months of age in Guto Gida District, Oromia, Ethiopia. Community based cross sectional study design was conducted among 410 mothers who had children aged 6-23 months in the study area. Cluster and simple random sampling techniques were used to select the required sample. A face to face interview was conducted to collect data using semi-structured and structured questionnaire. In addition.. View More»

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