Vol. 8, Issue 3 (2019)
Weaning practices prevalent amongst tribal mothers of Sabarkantha
Preeti H Dave and MK Chaudhary
The present study was conducted in Sabarkantha district of Gujarat. Two tribal taluka of Sabrkantha district viz. Khedbrahma and Poshina and five villages from each taluka were purposively selected for the study. Total 120 tribal mothers were randomly selected for the study. Data collection was done by personal interview method. It was observed from the study that tribal mothers were coming from lower socio-economic group. Longperiod of exclusive breast feeding and late introduction of weaning foods on regular bases than recommendation was observed. Weaning foods given by mothers were not balanced in all five food groups and lacking in nutritious foods. Though many mothers were aware and following recommended cooking, hygiene and food safety practices, yet considerable numbers of mothers were not practicing them. It was observed that all the mothers were giving ready made packaged snacks as finger foods. Such foods were found highly salted, spicy and sweetened which actually are not recommended as weaning foods.
How to cite this article:
Preeti H Dave, MK Chaudhary. Weaning practices prevalent amongst tribal mothers of Sabarkantha. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(3):289-293.