Asmarudin Pakhri1, Retno Sri Lestari1, Fatmawaty Suaib1, Delvi Suhardi2
1Jurusan Gizi, Politeknik Kesehatan Kemenkes, Makassar
2Alumni Diploma III Gizi, Politeknik Kesehatan Kemenkes, Makassar
Background : Complementary foods are foods or drinks that contain nutrients, which are given to infants or children 6-24 months in addition to breast milk to meet the nutritional.
Objective : The data pattern of giving complementary feeding and nutritional status was obtained by interview using a questionnaire. Nutritional status of the data obtained by anthropometry then processed using SPSS. The data presented in table form and narrative.
Mhetode : This research is descriptive. Samples were children aged 6-24 months in Bonto Flowers 32 people were selected using purposive sampling.
Result : The results showed that the form of complementary feeding is not appropriate there were 13 infants (43.3%), the frequency of the main feeding toddler suits that is 3 times a day, where 21 infants (66.0%) correspond, there are 20 servings feeding a toddler (32.5%). And nutritional status by index (weight / age) are under five malnutrition 7 (21.9%). Based on the index (PB / U) there is a short 6 infants (18.8%) and is based on an index (B / PB) are very skinny toddler 2 (6.3%).
Suggestion : Increased knowledge of mothers about the importance of giving complementary feeding pattern for infants by local officials. Mothers are expected to pay attention to the provision of complementary feeding patterns and growth and development of their babies in order to avoid malnutrition status.
Keywords: Patterns of complementary feeding and nutritional status
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