Breastfeeding seminars

Evaluation of breastfeeding, weaning and complementary feeding practices among women attending a tertiary care teaching hospital in South India

PRE-TEST

DEMOGRAPHIC DETAILS:

I. Child’s name:

II. Child’s age:

III. Is the child vaccinated appropriately for the age? Yes No

IV. Mother’s age:

V. Address:

VI. Socioeconomic status: 1) Upper class (≥$36,000 per year) 2) Upper middle class ($15,000-35,000 per year) 3) Middle class ($5,000-14,000 per year) 4) Middle class lower ($1,000-5,000 per year) 5) Lower (

VII. Mother’s education: 1) Pre-university diploma 2) University diploma 3) Diploma 4) Highly qualified

5) Moderately skilled 6) Primary skilled 7) Illiterate

QUIZ:

1) Timing of the start of breastfeeding

1. Immediately after work

2. Within 24 hours

3. After 24 hours 2) Colostrum feeding? Yes No

3) Exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months? Yes / No 4) At what age would you start weaning your child?

1. Less than 6 months

2. 6 to 12 months

3. 12 to 18 months

4. Over 18 months

5) What did you give your baby to start weaning

1. Rice/wheat

2. Legumes

3. Fruits and vegetables

4. Combination of all foods

5. Processed foods (cereals, cookies, noodles)

6) What is the consistency of your complementary foods?

1. Watery

2. Semi-solid

3. Solid

7) When do we start donating eggs?

1. Less than 6 months

2. 6 to 12 months

3. 12 to 18 months

4. Over 18 months

8) When do you start giving meat/non-veg

1. Less than 6 months

2. 6 to 12 months

3. 12 to 18 months

4. Over 18 months

9) How much weaning food is given per serving after weaning begins?

1. A quarter of a small cup

2. Half small cup

3. Small cup

10) Number of complementary foods per day?

1.

2. 3 times

3.> 3 times

11) Do you think purified fruits and vegetables are good for weaning babies? Yes No

12) Do you reduce milk feedings once you start weaning? Yes No

13) What your baby needs to know before starting weaning

1. Keep your head up

2. Abs

3. Bearing

POST-TEST

QUIZ:

1) Timing of the start of breastfeeding

1. Immediately after work

2. Within 24 hours

3. After 24 hours

2) Colostrum feeding? Yes No

3) Exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months? Yes / No 4) At what age should a mother start weaning a child?

1. Less than 6 months

2. 6 to 12 months

3. 12 to 18 months

4. Over 18 months

5) What to give to wean a baby

1. rice/wheat

2. pulses

3. fruits and vegetables

4. combination of all foods

5. processed foods (cereals, biscuits, noodles) 6) What is the consistency of complementary foods?

1. watery

2. semi-solid

3. solid

7) When do we start donating eggs?

1. Less than 6 months

2. 6 to 12 months

3. 12 to 18 months

4. Over 18 months

8) When do you start giving meat/non vegetarian

1. Less than 6 months

2. 6 to 12 months

3. 12 to 18 months

4. Over 18 months

9) How much weaning food is given per serving after weaning begins?

1. A quarter of a small cup

2. Half small cup

3. Small cup

10) Number of complementary foods per day?

1.

2. 3 times

3.> 3 times

11) Are pureed fruits and vegetables good for weaning babies? Yes No

12) Do you reduce milk feedings once you start weaning? Yes / No 13) What should your baby know how to do before starting weaning?

1. Keep your head up

2. Abs

3. Bearing

Informed consent form

Project title :

Me, Mrs/Miss/Mr. give my consent to take part in this study.

I have read and understood the information provided or it has been read and explained to me.

I had the opportunity to ask questions about the research and all questions I asked were answered to my satisfaction. I agree to participate in this research work.

I also understand that participation in this study is entirely voluntary and I have been informed that I can withdraw from the study at any time if I decide not to participate.

Signature of Participant: Age: Date: Time:

If the participant is unable to give consent

I have read the information provided or it has been read and explained to me. I had the opportunity to ask questions about the research and all questions I asked were answered to my satisfaction. I authorize the participant to participate in this research work.

Name of legal representative: Date: Time: Signature: Declaration of researcher/person obtaining consent

I have properly read the Participant Information Sheet and, to the best of my ability, have ensured that the Participant understands the information included. I confirm that the participant has had the opportunity to ask questions about the study and that all questions posed by the participant have been answered correctly and to the best of my ability. I confirm that the individual was not coerced into giving consent and that consent was given freely and voluntarily.

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