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Infant weaning practises of some Idoma women in Makurdi, Nigeria.

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The weaning practices in infants aged 4-9 months of two hundred Idoma women resident in Makurdi were examined. A pre-tested standard questionnaire was used to collect data from mothers who regularly visited the post-natal health clinics in Makurdi. The results showed that better educated mothers breast fed for a shorter time or planned to cease breast feeding after a shorter period than mothers who had little education or no formal training. Most mothers (97%) fed milk formula which they claimed was used to supplement breast milk and was good for their babies. The most influential factors were the hospital and the husband. The majority of the mothers fed pap; 73% using corn in its preparation, with 91% of them storing such paps in flask. More than half of the mothers used a bottle in feeding the paper or gruel to their infants while a similar proportion (65.5%) fed legumes to their infants in addition to fruits. The implications of these practices in comparison with other ethnic groups is discussed.

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    University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Nigeria.

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    Nutrition and health 10:3 1995 pg 239-53

    MeSH

    Adolescent
    Adult
    Age Factors
    Breast Feeding
    Educational Status
    Ethnic Groups
    Female
    Humans
    Infant
    Infant Care
    Infant Food
    Male
    Nigeria
    Occupations
    Time Factors
    Weaning

    Pub Type(s)

    Comparative Study
    Journal Article

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    8684733

    Citation

    Igbedioh, S O., et al. "Infant Weaning Practises of some Idoma Women in Makurdi, Nigeria." Nutrition and Health, vol. 10, no. 3, 1995, pp. 239-53.
    Igbedioh SO, Edache A, Kaka HJ. Infant weaning practises of some Idoma women in Makurdi, Nigeria. Nutr Health. 1995;10(3):239-53.
    Igbedioh, S. O., Edache, A., & Kaka, H. J. (1995). Infant weaning practises of some Idoma women in Makurdi, Nigeria. Nutrition and Health, 10(3), pp. 239-53.
    Igbedioh SO, Edache A, Kaka HJ. Infant Weaning Practises of some Idoma Women in Makurdi, Nigeria. Nutr Health. 1995;10(3):239-53. PubMed PMID: 8684733.
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