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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151614
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Impact of Economic Crisis on Infant Feeding Patterns
Abstract:
The Impact of Economic Crisis on Infant Feeding Patterns
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Conference Date:July 10-12, 2003
Author:Thrakul, Supunnee, MS, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Mahidol University
Title:Assistant Professor
Objective: The objective of this study was to describe the infant feeding patterns during the economic crisis in Thailand. Design: Purposive sampling was done. Population, Sample, Setting, Year: Mothers or caregivers with infants &lt; 1 year old in Bangkok (urban community) and Ayutthaya Province (rural community) were recruited between January and August 2000. Concept or Variables studied together or intervention and outcome variables: Appropriate infant feeding patterns could protect infants’ health and promote nutritional status. Methods: Four hundred mothers or caregivers with infants &lt;1 year old were interviewed by questionnaires. Growth assessment was performed by measuring infants’ weights and heights. Health education program was administered individually for parents or caregivers with inappropriate infant feeding patterns. Finding: One hundred and thirty six (34.0%) infants were &lt; 4 months old and 264 (66.0%) infants were > or = 4 months old. For infants, &lt; 4 months old, 52 (38.2%) mothers still have been exclusive breastfeeding. Eighty four (61.8%) infants were breastfeeding and formula fed. For infants > or = 4 months old, eighty (30.3%) infants were breastfed &lt; 4 months old (Mean = 1.756, SD = 0.904). However, 107 (40.5%) mothers have been breastfeeding > or = 4 months old. Five (1.9%) infants were fed by condensed milk. The dilution of formula was incorrect 9.8%. The early introduction of solid foods (before 4 months old) was 37.3% (Mean = 2.149, SD = 0.739). Two (0.5%) infants have been the first degree malnutrition. Conclusions: The relationships between unemployed mothers and the duration of breastfeeding and reduced salaries of families and inappropriate infant feeding patterns were statistically significant differences (P &lt; 0.001). Implications: In the economic crisis, mothers who were unemployed could increase the initiation and duration of breastfeeding and play an important role to feed their baby appropriately rather than grandmothers or relatives. <P> <!--Abstract 13312 modified by 202.28.169.165 on 11-4-2002--></P>
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Jul-2003
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Impact of Economic Crisis on Infant Feeding Patternsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151614-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Impact of Economic Crisis on Infant Feeding Patterns</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 10-12, 2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Thrakul, Supunnee, MS, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Mahidol University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">sthrakul@hotmail.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: The objective of this study was to describe the infant feeding patterns during the economic crisis in Thailand. Design: Purposive sampling was done. Population, Sample, Setting, Year: Mothers or caregivers with infants &amp;lt; 1 year old in Bangkok (urban community) and Ayutthaya Province (rural community) were recruited between January and August 2000. Concept or Variables studied together or intervention and outcome variables: Appropriate infant feeding patterns could protect infants&rsquo; health and promote nutritional status. Methods: Four hundred mothers or caregivers with infants &amp;lt;1 year old were interviewed by questionnaires. Growth assessment was performed by measuring infants&rsquo; weights and heights. Health education program was administered individually for parents or caregivers with inappropriate infant feeding patterns. Finding: One hundred and thirty six (34.0%) infants were &amp;lt; 4 months old and 264 (66.0%) infants were &gt; or = 4 months old. For infants, &amp;lt; 4 months old, 52 (38.2%) mothers still have been exclusive breastfeeding. Eighty four (61.8%) infants were breastfeeding and formula fed. For infants &gt; or = 4 months old, eighty (30.3%) infants were breastfed &amp;lt; 4 months old (Mean = 1.756, SD = 0.904). However, 107 (40.5%) mothers have been breastfeeding &gt; or = 4 months old. Five (1.9%) infants were fed by condensed milk. The dilution of formula was incorrect 9.8%. The early introduction of solid foods (before 4 months old) was 37.3% (Mean = 2.149, SD = 0.739). Two (0.5%) infants have been the first degree malnutrition. Conclusions: The relationships between unemployed mothers and the duration of breastfeeding and reduced salaries of families and inappropriate infant feeding patterns were statistically significant differences (P &amp;lt; 0.001). Implications: In the economic crisis, mothers who were unemployed could increase the initiation and duration of breastfeeding and play an important role to feed their baby appropriately rather than grandmothers or relatives. &lt;P&gt; &lt;!--Abstract 13312 modified by 202.28.169.165 on 11-4-2002--&gt;&lt;/P&gt;</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:07:59Z-
dc.date.issued2003-07-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:07:59Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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