Relationship Between Basic Feeding Rule Applied by Parents and Eating Difficulties of Children Under Five Years of Age in Kediri, East Java


Halimatus Saidah, Rahma Kusuma Dewi

 

Universitas Kadiri, East Java

 

ABSTRACT

Background: Difficulty eating in children is a problem faced by parents. However, adequate nutritional intake is required for the growth and development of children. Basic feeding rules can be used as guidelines for parents to overcome the feeding problems in children. This study aimed to examine the relationship between basic feeding rule applied by parents and children’s eating difficulties under five years of age in Kediri, East Java.

Subjects and Method: A cross-sectional study was conducted at Semampir, Kediri, East Java. A sample of 32 children under five years of age was selected by purposive sampling. The dependent variable was eating difficulty of children. The independent variable was basic feeding rule applied by parents. The data were collected by questionnaire. The data were analyzed by chi-square.

Results: Basic feeding rules that are lacking from parents increased the incidence of feeding difficulties in children under five (OR = 5.94; 95% CI = 1.08 to 32.51; p = 0.050).

Conclusion: Basic feeding rules that are lacking from parents increase the incidence of feeding difficulties in children under five.

Keywords: basic feeding rule, difficulties, children under five years of age,

Correspondence: Halimatus Saidah. Faculty of Health Sciences, Universitas Kadiri. Jln Selomangleng No 01, Kediri, East Java. Email: halimatus.saidah@unik-kediri.ac.id. Mobile: +6281321784182.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26911/the7thicph-FP.03.23

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