Initial Age of Giving complementary feeding with Weight for Age (W/U) in Children aged 12-24 Months

  • dedy suprayogi
  • Sumiaty Sumiaty Universitas Muslim Indonesia, Makassar
  • Wahyuni Nur M Universitas Muslim Indonesia
Keywords: Complementary Feeding, Nutritional Status, Infants Under Two Months


The purpose of this study was to analyze the relationship between the initial age of complementary feeding and the nutritional status of children aged 12-24 months. This type of research is quantitative with an observational analytic approach with a cross-sectional research design. The study was conducted in the village of Padanglampe, Pangkep Regency. The population is all young children aged 12-24 months, the sample is 70 people, and the total sampling technique is used. Nutritional status data were collected by measuring body weight using a scale and anthropometry using Microtoice to measure TB. The data were processed using the SPSS program and analyzed univariately to determine the frequency distribution, and bivariate analysis using the chi-square test. The results of the bivariate analysis showed that there was no effect between the initial age of complementary feeding and the nutritional status of children under five with a p-value = of 1,000. The research suggests that mothers under five should pay attention to the beginning of giving complementary feeding by WHO recommendations, namely 6 months because when babies are 6 months and older their digestive systems are relatively perfect and ready to receive solid food.

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