PROJECT TOPIC- A SURVEY OF CHILD’S FEEDING AND NUTRITIONAL PATTERN AMONG YOUNG MOTHERS IN OKPOSI OKWU VILLAGE IN OKPOSI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF EBONYI STATE.

Abstract

This study is an attempt to analyze some issues that relate to child’s feeding and nutritional pattern among young mothers in Okposi Okwu village of Ebonyi State. The problem of the study is based on the assumption designed for the investigation; viz that food concept habit, and superstition will differ among the illiterate will affect the food pattern of their children, and that young mothers of working cadre are more likely to use artificially milk than breast feed their children. Data was collected through the research tool of questionnaires, informal interview and observation. Simple random sampling

technique was used to select out the subjects who formed the population of the study. Both descriptive and inferential statistics were used for analysis of the data collected at 0.05 alpha level. Based on the findings of the study, it was concluded that food habits, taboos, and superstitions do not differ among the illiterate and literate groups. Hence it was recommended that advantages of breast feeding should be taught and promoted by all health and social welfare institutions, especially the maternal and child health centres.

PROJECT TOPIC- A SURVEY OF CHILD’S FEEDING AND NUTRITIONAL PATTERN AMONG YOUNG MOTHERS IN OKPOSI OKWU VILLAGE IN OKPOSI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF EBONYI STATE

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

 1.1  Background Overview of the Study

Breastfeeding give children the best start in life. It is estimated that over one million children die each year from diarrohea, respiratory and other infections because they are not adequately breastfed. Many more children suffer unnecessary illnesses that they would not have, if they were breastfed. Breastfeeding also helps to protect mothers health. The programme for the control of diarrhoea disease has long recognised the need to promote breastfeeding to prevent diarrhoea in young children. More recently, it has become clear that breastfeeding is important also in the management of

diarrhoea, to prevent dehydration and to promote recovery. The World Health Organization and UNICEF recommend exclusive breastfeeding from birth for the first 4-6 months of life and sustained breastfeeding together with adequate complementary foods up to 2 years of age or beyond.  However majority of mothers in most countries start giving their babies artificial feeds or drinks before 4 months, and many stop breastfeeding long before the child is 2 years old. The common reason for this are that mothers believe that they do not have enough breastmilk, or that they have some other difficulty breastfeeding.

Sometimes it is because a mother is employed outside the home, and she does not know how to breastfeed at the same time as continuing with her job. It is also, because there is no- one to give the help that she needs or because health care practices and the advice that she receives from health workers does not support breastfeeding. Breast feeding is a natural process which requires practice, patience, encouragement and advice especially for a woman nursing her first baby. Successful breastfeeding is predicated upon adequate diet for the mother, a relaxed but persistent approach and a willingness to let the infant

suckle as often as possible rather than on strict schedules. (Hartouches, 1974) these are rather daunting problem for young mothers. These problems are not easily over come by the young mothers and hence their behaviour as related to breastfeeding must be watched. Among the major characteristics of mammals is their ability to one of the distinctive characteristics of mammals breastfeed their young. In fact, the term “mammals” is derived from breast feeding of their young ones. “mammals” glands, of their young ones otherwise know as breast. Breast feeding has multiple advantages and because of its

impact on health and nutrition, developing countries are now showing increasing interest about the nursing of the young ones through breastfeeding instead of bottle feeding. Beliefs and tradition differs in many part of the world and more or less, they impact positively or negatively on the idiosyncrasies of the people especially in term of what they do and what they eat. Parents exert much influence on the food patterns in a family. The Acculturation takes place in the future, they may perpetuate their parents food choice even is their own nuclear families. The purpose of this study is to determine child feeding and nutritional pattern among young mothers in Okposi  L. G. A.  of Ebonyi State.

PROJECT TOPIC- A SURVEY OF CHILD’S FEEDING AND NUTRITIONAL PATTERN AMONG YOUNG MOTHERS IN OKPOSI OKWU VILLAGE IN OKPOSI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF EBONYI STATE.

1.2  Statement of the Problem

The major problem of this study is to determine childs’ feeding and nutritional pattern among young mothers in Okposi Local Government Area of Ebonyi  State.

  1. Not informing all pregnant women about the benefits and management of breastfeeding.
  2. That food concept, habits toboos and supersitition will differs among the illiterate and literate young mothers.
  3. That family status will affect their food pattern.
  4. They are good in giving artificial teats or pacifiers to                        infants.

1.3  Significant of the Study

This study is significant because it may enhance understanding of the wearing patterns of young mothers. It may also guide policy makes in making appropriate provisions towards improving awareness of young mothers about the benefits of breastfeeding further more the findings may guide future researchers who are interested in the areas.

1.4  Research Question

  1. What is your main occupation and your economic status?
  2. How much is your average expenditure on food?
  3. How often do you breastfeeding your baby?
    1. Do you breastfeed your baby?
  4. At what age did you start weaning your baby?
  5. What are the reason why mothers should breastfeed their babies?

PROJECT TOPIC- A SURVEY OF CHILD’S FEEDING AND NUTRITIONAL PATTERN AMONG YOUNG MOTHERS IN OKPOSI OKWU VILLAGE IN OKPOSI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF EBONYI STATE.

1.5  Hypothesis

The major hypothesis for this study, was that there is no significant influence on the feeding and nutrition pattern among young mother’s in Okwu village in Okposi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State?

1.6  Limitations

The researcher did not encounter any limitation in the course of collecting data for this study. She had maximum co-operation from the respondents and communicating in the local dialect was not a problem.

1.7  Delimitation of the Study

The study was delimited to the following.

  1. Young mothers in Okposi Okwu village at Okposi L.G. A. in Ebonyi State, aged between 17 and 30 years.
  2. Children of the young mothers aged 0-3 years.
  3. The use of structure questionnaire and oral interview as instrument for data collection.
  4. Descriptive statistics of frequencies and percentages for the analysis of data.

1.8  Definition of Terms

  1. Colostrums: Is the breastmilk that mother produce in the first few days after delivery. It is thick and yellowish or clear in colour.
  2. Mature milk: Is the breast milk this is produce after a few days. The quantity becomes larger.
  3. Fore milk: Is the milk that is produced early in a feed.
  4. Hindmilk: Is the milk that is produced later in a feed.
  5. Breastfeeding completes the process of child birth and help to restore the women figure.
  6. Encourage breastfeeding on demand.

PROJECT TOPIC- A SURVEY OF CHILD’S FEEDING AND NUTRITIONAL PATTERN AMONG YOUNG MOTHERS IN OKPOSI OKWU VILLAGE IN OKPOSI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF EBONYI STATE

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