Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorUusim¨aki, Kerttu
dc.contributor.authorSchneider, Lauriina
dc.contributor.authorLubeka, Crippina
dc.contributor.authorKimiwye, Judith
dc.contributor.authorMutanen, Marja
dc.date.accessioned2023-06-26T13:15:30Z
dc.date.available2023-06-26T13:15:30Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifier.citationUusimäki, K., Schneider, L., Lubeka, C., Kimiwye, J., & Mutanen, M. (2022). Mothers’ knowledge and practices on breastfeeding and complementary feeding in an urban slum area and rural area in Kenya: A cross-sectional interview study. Journal of Child Health Care, 13674935221083451.en_US
dc.identifier.uriDOI: 10.1177/13674935221083451
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/25986
dc.descriptionarticleen_US
dc.description.abstractMaternal breastfeeding and complementary feeding knowledge is an important determinant of childrens’ long-term health and development. This study aims to account for associations between knowledge and practices in Kenya and report the food consumption of children from birth to 18 months. In 2015 mother–child pairs were recruited from Mother-and-Child Health Centers; 415 in an urban slum in Nairobi and 364 in rural Machakos. Knowledge and practice scores were calculated from questionnaire variables and 24-h food frequency questionnaire. The associations of knowledge and practices were studied with regression analysis. Breastfeeding knowledge (Nairobi 6.3/9, Machakos 5.9/9) and practices (Nairobi 7.5/8, Machakos 7.2/8) were good in both areas. Complementary feeding knowledge was not as good (Nairobi 7.5/14, Machakos 7.1/14). Minimum meal frequency was reached by almost 80% of the children but dietary diversity was low (Nairobi 2.7 [SD 1.4], Machakos 2.4. [SD 1.3]). Only 27% of children in Nairobi and 13% in Machakos were fed a minimum acceptable diet. The complementary feeding knowledge score was associated only with minimum dietary diversity in Nairobi (OR: 1.29; 95% CI: 1.105–1.514). Infant and young child feeding knowledge and practices were on a similar level in both areas. Future interventions should focus on improving dietary diversity.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipAcademy of Finlanden_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publishersage publishersen_US
dc.subjectbreast feedingen_US
dc.subjectcomplementary feedingen_US
dc.subjecthealth knowledgeen_US
dc.subjectinfant healthen_US
dc.subjectpracticeen_US
dc.titleMothers’ Knowledge and Practices on Breastfeeding and Complementary Feeding In an Urban Slum Area and Rural Area in Kenya: a Cross-Sectional Interview Studyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record