Background: Nutritional problems in infants aged 6-11 months are strongly influenced by complementary feeding. The inaccuracy of time in complementary feeding to infant. Aims: To examine the factors associated with the appropriate time of complementary feeding to infant in Jeneponto districs. Method: This was a cros sectional study. The sample were mothers who had infants aged 8 and 10 months with total 125 infants. Bivariate analysis using chi-square and multivariate logistic regression were conducted. Results: The results of the bivariate analysis showed that frequency of following ANC (p = 0.045), birth weigth status (p = 0.025) and mother occupation (p = 0.029) were independently associated with the appropriate time of complementary feeding. Based on multivariate analysis indicated that mothers who visited to ANC [AOR: 4.14 (95% CL: 1,576-10,885)], mothers who had normal birth weight status of infants (95% CI: 2.142-88,628)] and mother who consumed iron capsules [AOR 5.27 (95% CI: 1.72-16.06)] were found key factors the appropriate time of complementary. Conclusions: The appropriate time of complementary feeding was significantly associate with maternal occupation, frequency of visiting ANC and birth weight status. The variable that most influences the appropriate time of complementary feeding was birth weight status.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2019|
- Complementary feeding