Characterization of Complementary Feeding in Infants of Azogues, Biblián and Déleg

Authors : María Alejandra Aguirre Quezada; María de los Ángeles Estrella González; Andrés Alexis Ramírez-Coronel; Pedro C. Martínez Suárez; Mercedes Magdalena Sarmiento Pesántez; Marina Cecilia Andrade Molina; Nancy Beatriz Cordero Zumba

Volume/Issue : Volume 5 - 2020, Issue 7 - July

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DOI : 10.38124/IJISRT20JUL224

Nursing children consume small amounts of food, the quality is essential and determines the importance of the complementary feeding. Parents must Access nutritional information objective to fix healthy habits that prevent diet-related diseases. Quantitative, correlational study of cross-section, participated 1760 boys and girls from one to three years of public child care units of the cantons Azogues, Bible and Deleg. (919 boys and girls 841). The measurements were frequency of consumption and eating behavior. The results of the 9.77% introduced foods other than breast milk at 4 months and the 62.26% did so at 6 months. Most consumed foods are rice, banana, chicken, broccoli, potato and lentils with average equivalent to the common category and at least consumed quinoa, grape, the rabbit, the zucchini and soy that are in any category. 86.82% of researches say no selection for industrial cereal porridge feed. The results of this research are expected to provide relevant information on the food pattern of local children and enable child care institutions to provide specialized child nutrition support.

Keywords : Complementary feeding, Consumption, infants, breast milk


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