The Relationship between Complementary Feeding and Nutritional Status of Infants Aged 6-11 Months, Gunungkidul, Yogyakarta

Mardhiyah Ibrahim, Nur Rosianti, Ni Ketut Miarti


Faculty of Health Science, School of Health Sciences Mandala Waluya, Kendari



Background: The 6–11 months for infants is the longest period in the “first 1,000 days” of life. This period is very important for child development, so complementary fee­ding prac­ti­ces should be optimized to maximize children’s potential for growth and deve­lop­ment. The aim of this study was to analyze therelationship between com­ple­men­t­ary feed­ing and nutritional status of infants aged 6–11 months.

Subjects and Method: This was a cross sectional study conducted at Patuk I com­munity health center, Gunung Kidul district, Yogyakarta, Central Java. A sample of 42 mothers who had in­fants aged 6-11 months was selected for this study. The dependent variable was nutri­ti­onal status. The independent variables was complementary feeding. The data were collected by ques­tion­naire and observational sheet. Strength of cor­relation was measured by Spearman corre­la­tion coefficient.

Results: Complementary feeding was correlated with nutritional status of infants aged 6-11 months (r= 0.44;  p= 0.003).

Conclusion: Complementary feeding is correlated with nutritional status of infants aged 6-11 months.

Keywords: complementary feeding, nutritional status, infant feeding practise

Correspondence: Mardhiyah Ibrahim.Masters Program in Public Health, Faculty of Health Science Mandala Waluya, Jl. A.H.Nasution No. G 37, Kendari, South East Sulawesi. Email:


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