Vol. 5 No. 4 (2021)

Assessing the Practices of Weaning Carried by Mothers from Rural Areas

Published 2021-12-23


Under-nutrition, which is associated with maternal education and behaviour, is one of the primary causes of disease and mortality in children across the globe. The goal of this study was to assess mothers' weaning-related knowledge, experience, and viewpoint, since it is a major contributor to neonatal malnutrition. To get to the bottom of things, in-depth interviews were held. While some mothers may be well-versed in and following current recommendations for kitchen hygiene and food safety, others may be woefully uninformed. Pre-packaged snacks, including finger meals, were served by all of the mothers. Because of their high levels of salt, pepper, and sugar, these foods were found to be inappropriate for use as weaning foods. Policymakers and decision-makers in India might do their jobs better if they pushed for the use of motivational interviewing and anticipatory guidance in preventive care provided by paediatricians and paediatric dentists.