Keywords : improving &amp; children
To evaluate the effect of nutritional interventional measures in improving the nutritional status of children
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 5, Pages 647-650
The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of nutritional interventional measures in improving the nutritional status of children.
Result: 16 out of 44 children born by normal delivery (32%) had received breast feeding within one hour of birth while none of the 6 children born via cesarean section had been started feeding within first hour of birth. A significant association was obtained between the type of birth procedure and initiation of Breast Feeding (χ2=15.043, p=0.002)
Conclusion: Child malnutrition is the most pressing problem of the world, damaging to both children and nations. During 2000-07 more than 25% of the world’s children under the age of 5 years were underweight for their age, the proportion ranging from 1% in the developed countries to 26% in the developing nations. India accounts for nearly 60 million underweight children. The number of severely malnourished children decreased significantly at the time of discharge as compared to admission; still a number of children were still in the high risk group at the time of discharge.