Thresia Dewi K1, Aswita Amir1, Vivi Nofrianti2
1Jurusan Gizi, Politeknik Kesehatan Kemenkes, Makassar
2Alumni Jurusan Gizi, Politeknik Kesehatan Kemenkes, Makasar
Background: Babies is the age group where the period of rapid growth and development, so it is often termed as the golden period once the critical period. Improper feeding resulting baby having nutritional problems.
Methods: This study aims to describe the provision of food and nutritional status of infants in the Village District of Tonra Feathers Bone regency. This study is a survey research with descriptive approach, with samples 6-11 months of age who have passed the age of exclusive breastfeeding obtained by purposive sampling. Data includes the provision of food obtained through interviews with respondents using a questionnaire. Data obtained with the nutritional status weigh and determine the age of the sample. The samples obtained are 33 babies.
Results: The research result shows that infant feeding is the most widely prescribed breastfeeding and complementary feeding as many as 19 infants (57.6%), while feeding infants at 0-6 months of age are exclusively breastfed as many as 15 infants (45.5% ), partially breastfed infants as much as 2 (6.1%), predominantly breastfed infants were 7 (21.2%), and the formula is as much as nine infants (27.2%). Nutritional status based index of BB / U good 27 (81.8%) and less than 6 (18.2%).
Suggestion: It is recommended that mothers who have children aged 6-11 months in the Bulu-bulu village of the Tonra subdistrict Bone regency understand more about feeding and to the health center Feathers Village area in order to provide counseling to mothers with babies aged 0- 12 months.
Keywords: Feeding and Nutrition Status