Factors Influencing Nutritional Practice of Mothers with Stunted Children
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- factors; nutritional practice; stunted; children
Background: The role of feeding in the first two years of life is closely related to the mother’s ability to fulfill nutrition. During this age, there is a risk of nutritional problems due to transition/weaning and infant feeding practices, particularly in terms of food variety, quality of diet, availability and accessibility of nutritious food, exposure to infection, and poor sanitation. Food quality and nutrition depend on the mother’s ability to properly feed children aged 6–24 months. Empowerment of mothers is influenced by family and environmental factors as well as the resources they have. Support from family, groups, and mothers’ involvement in social activities (ex: public health centers) can influence mothers’ attitudes and behavior.
Aim: This study aims to identify factors influencing the nutritional practice of mothers with stunted children.
Methods: The study used a cross-sectional study design. The population in this study were all mothers who had children aged 6–24 months who were stunted and registered at the Malang Regency. The research sample was determined by taking- into account the inclusion criteria, age of the mother 20–45 years, the mother who has two or more children, the mother who breastfeeds her child, and the mother who can read and write, and can communicate well in the Indonesian language. The instrument used in this study is a questionnaire. The final study was carried out on 180 respondents using multistage random sampling at Public Health Center Malang Regency in May- September 2022. Data analysis using multiple binary logistic regression.
Results: Factors significantly related to the nutritional practice of mothers with stunted children and healthcare system factors. This result shows that 47% factors significantly related to nutritional practice in mothers with stunted children (p value = 0.000). Factors influencing the nutritional practice of mothers with stunted children that have related to mother’s ability which can affect nutritional status.
Conclusion: There is a direct impact of women’s empowerment on children’s nutritional status by improving growth and children’s health. It is recommended to design comprehensive interventions based on women’s empowerment to enhance child nutrition status through involvement in decision-making in family activities, especially on produce and processed food.
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TY - CONF AU - Apriyani Puji Hastuti AU - Tintin Sukartini AU - Yuni Sufyanti Arief AU - Nursalam Nursalam AU - Indari AU - Dina Nurpita Suprawoto PY - 2023 DA - 2023/04/19 TI - Factors Influencing Nutritional Practice of Mothers with Stunted Children BT - Proceedings of the 1st Lawang Sewu International Symposium 2022 on Health Sciences (LSISHS 2022) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 5 EP - 13 SN - 2468-5739 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/978-94-6463-132-6_2 DO - 10.2991/978-94-6463-132-6_2 ID - Hastuti2023 ER -