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Infant weaning practices of some Tiv women resident in Makurdi, Nigeria.
Nutr Health 1996; 11(1):13-28NH

Abstract

The weaning practices in infants aged 4 to 9 months of two hundred Tiv mothers in Makurdi, Nigeria were examined. The data was collected using a questionnaire from these randomly selected women from a known population and who regularly visited the public post-natal clinic in Makurdi. The study showed that all the mothers breast-fed their infants and most introduced supplementary feed at 3 to 4 months. Most also fed the traditional pap or "akamu' usually prepared by adding boiling water to fermented maize-sorghum paste. However, only a few of these (34%) enriched such paps. Price was a major determinant influencing the choice of feed fed to the infants. Only a few of the mothers (19%) used commercial milk formula, about a quarter fed legumes (24.5%) and fruits and vegetables (30%). The study showed that the mother's educational level and occupation influenced both time and duration of breast feeding and introduction of milk formula. Three-quarter of the mothers used bottle feeding while a quarter used spoon and cup and the feeds were improperly stored. The significance of these findings is discussed.

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College of Food Technology, University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Nigeria.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

8817581

Citation

Igbedioh, S O., et al. "Infant Weaning Practices of some Tiv Women Resident in Makurdi, Nigeria." Nutrition and Health, vol. 11, no. 1, 1996, pp. 13-28.
Igbedioh SO, Ogbeni AO, Adole GM. Infant weaning practices of some Tiv women resident in Makurdi, Nigeria. Nutr Health. 1996;11(1):13-28.
Igbedioh, S. O., Ogbeni, A. O., & Adole, G. M. (1996). Infant weaning practices of some Tiv women resident in Makurdi, Nigeria. Nutrition and Health, 11(1), pp. 13-28.
Igbedioh SO, Ogbeni AO, Adole GM. Infant Weaning Practices of some Tiv Women Resident in Makurdi, Nigeria. Nutr Health. 1996;11(1):13-28. PubMed PMID: 8817581.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Infant weaning practices of some Tiv women resident in Makurdi, Nigeria. AU - Igbedioh,S O, AU - Ogbeni,A O, AU - Adole,G M, PY - 1996/1/1/pubmed PY - 1996/1/1/medline PY - 1996/1/1/entrez KW - Africa KW - Africa South Of The Sahara KW - Age Factors KW - Bottle Feeding KW - Breast Feeding KW - Cultural Background KW - Demographic Factors KW - Developing Countries KW - English Speaking Africa KW - Ethnic Groups KW - Family And Household KW - Family Characteristics KW - Family Relationships KW - Health KW - Infant KW - Infant Nutrition KW - Mothers KW - Nigeria KW - Nutrition KW - Parents KW - Population KW - Population Characteristics KW - Supplementary Feeding KW - Weaning KW - Western Africa KW - Youth SP - 13 EP - 28 JF - Nutrition and health JO - Nutr Health VL - 11 IS - 1 N2 - The weaning practices in infants aged 4 to 9 months of two hundred Tiv mothers in Makurdi, Nigeria were examined. The data was collected using a questionnaire from these randomly selected women from a known population and who regularly visited the public post-natal clinic in Makurdi. The study showed that all the mothers breast-fed their infants and most introduced supplementary feed at 3 to 4 months. Most also fed the traditional pap or "akamu' usually prepared by adding boiling water to fermented maize-sorghum paste. However, only a few of these (34%) enriched such paps. Price was a major determinant influencing the choice of feed fed to the infants. Only a few of the mothers (19%) used commercial milk formula, about a quarter fed legumes (24.5%) and fruits and vegetables (30%). The study showed that the mother's educational level and occupation influenced both time and duration of breast feeding and introduction of milk formula. Three-quarter of the mothers used bottle feeding while a quarter used spoon and cup and the feeds were improperly stored. The significance of these findings is discussed. SN - 0260-1060 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/8817581/Infant_weaning_practices_of_some_Tiv_women_resident_in_Makurdi_Nigeria_ L2 - http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/026010609601100102?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -