Evaluation of Feeding Practices for Infants and Children (PMBA) for Stunting Children in Lombok

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Lina Nurbaiti, Nurpudji Astuti Taslim, Mochammad Hatta, Agussalim Bukhari

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West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) is ranked seventh as the province with the highest prevalence of stunting in Indonesia. Feeding Practices for Infants and Children (PMBA) is one of the specific nutritional interventions that can be carried out to prevent and overcome stunting. This study is a cross-sectional study design with structured interviews using a questionnaire to see the characteristics of PMBA in mothers of stunting toddlers aged 6-24 months. The research respondents were 35 mothers of stunting children who were selected using a purposive sampling technique. Feeding age accuracy: 80% age accuracy; 11.4% given earlier than their age, and 8.6% later than their age. Feeding frequency: 77.1% were given 3 times a day; 17.1% were given two meals a day; and 5.8 % were given one meal a day. Amount of food as measured: 25.7% used up and 74.3% remaining. Age-appropriate texture / consistency: 85.7% correct and 14.3% incorrect. Diversity of food: 91.4% non-diverse and 8.6% diverse. Feeding method; 100% fed, using a spoon 25,7% and using hands 74,3%.. Hygiene: 91.4% mothers / caregivers do not wash their hands with soap and only 8.6% wash their hands with soap before feeding their children. Conclusions :The feeding rules for stunting toddlers are still not in accordance with PMBA guidelines.

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Lina Nurbaiti, Nurpudji Astuti Taslim, Mochammad Hatta, Agussalim Bukhari. (2021). Evaluation of Feeding Practices for Infants and Children (PMBA) for Stunting Children in Lombok. Annals of the Romanian Society for Cell Biology, 2554 - 2560. Retrieved from http://annalsofrscb.ro/index.php/journal/article/view/366
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