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Pakistan Journal of Nutrition
  Year: 2020 | Volume: 19 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 25-31
DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2020.25.31
 
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Feeding Practices and Frequency of Food Refusal in Children
A. Hizni, A.A. Muis, U. Kunaepah and P. Sulistiyono

Abstract:
Background and Objective: Feeding is very important for growth and development of children. The aim of this study was to determine feeding practices for children and the frequency of food refusal in children. Materials and Methods: This study was a cross-sectional study conducted around July-August 2018. The population was mothers with children approximately 18-24 months old. A total of 74 mothers were selected by systematic random sampling. Data analysis was done using univariate and bivariate analyses. Results: There is a positive correlation between maternal feeding practices and the frequency of food refusal in children (p = 0.003). Mothers who obediently provided food to their children were less likely to refuse food feeding. Conclusion: The results showed that food refusal in children is caused by the mothers’ improper feeding practices. Therefore, the earlier proper feeding practices are instigated, the less frequent the food refusal in children will be. The expectations set for proper feeding practices can have a positive impact on improving nutrition across society.
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A. Hizni, A.A. Muis, U. Kunaepah and P. Sulistiyono, 2020. Feeding Practices and Frequency of Food Refusal in Children. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition, 19: 25-31.

DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2020.25.31

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjn.2020.25.31

 
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