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Objective of the present project is to study the knowledge, attitude and practice of weaning among lactating mothers in rural Tumkur. One hundred and ten lactating mothers were interviewed by using a pretested questionnaire regarding various weaning practices. The data collected was analyzed. Forty eight (43.63%) mothers had the knowledge on correct time of initiation of weaning. Ragi sari was the most preferred weaning food. Eight (13%) mothers were using commercial preparations. Fifty five (90.16%) mothers followed the clockwise scheduled pattern and 56 (91.8%) mothers preferred to use freshly prepared foods. There is still lack of knowledge about correct weaning practices in the rural areas. Education to rural pregnant and lactating mothers regarding weaning should be accelerated.
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Author(s): Ananda Kumar TS Rangaswamy KB Viswanatha Kumar HM
Weaning, Ragi sari, Lactating mothers