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International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine
Vol. 6, Issue 2, Part A (2023)

Mothers’ knowledge and attitudes regarding child complementary feeding recommendations in Iraq

Author(s): Hasanain Faisal Ghazi, Zainab Faisal Habasha and Tiba Nezar Hasan
Abstract:
Background: Child feeding is essential for newborns and young children to achieve their maximum potential in terms of growth, health, and development.
Aim of the study: It aims to assess mothers' knowledge and attitudes about child feeding recommendations in Baghdad, Iraq.
Methods: A cross-sectional study was done among 356 mothers in Baghdad, Iraq, using convenience sampling. To obtain data from participants, self-administered questionnaires were developed from earlier research.
Result: The results suggest that 56.5% of mothers had poor knowledge and 80.6% had a good attitude; Knowledge and educational attainment, as well as employment situation, are significantly correlated (P values = 0.021 and 0.035, respectively). Knowledge and attitude did not significantly correlate with one another (P=0.066).
Conclusion: Mothers exhibited limited knowledge (56.5%) but a positive attitude (86.4%) regarding kid supplemental feeding guidelines. The knowledge and educational degrees of mothers were substantially connected. More promotion of proper child supplementary feeding practices among mothers is required.
Pages: 57-60  |  406 Views  132 Downloads


International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine
How to cite this article:
Hasanain Faisal Ghazi, Zainab Faisal Habasha, Tiba Nezar Hasan. Mothers’ knowledge and attitudes regarding child complementary feeding recommendations in Iraq. Int J Adv Community Med 2023;6(2):57-60. DOI: 10.33545/comed.2023.v6.i2a.266
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