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Feeding profile of infant and young children with stunting in Kuantan, Pahang

Musa, Noraini and Pasi, Hafizah and Kamaruzaman, Nor Azam (2021) Feeding profile of infant and young children with stunting in Kuantan, Pahang. In: Medical Research Symposium 2021, 14 December 2021, Kuantan, Pahang. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Stunting refers to low height for age primarily due to chronic under nutrition. It is the most prevalent form of malnutrition in the under-five population, both globally and locally. This study aims to describe the feeding profiles of infant and young children who were diagnosed with stunting. It revealed that 1 in 4 of the stunted children was non-exclusively breastfed, while feeding problem was prevalent among them. 25% of children were non-exclusively breastfed. 40% received inadequate meal frequency, 57.5% inadequate meal amount, 7.5% inadequate meal variety and 15% were not actively fed. Recognition and intervention of feeding problem are critical to improve the overall health and nutritional status of under five children with stunting.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Uncontrolled Keywords: feeding, infant, children, stunting, under-five
Subjects: R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Family Medicine (Effective: 1st January 2011)
Kulliyyah of Medicine
Depositing User: Dr Nor Azam Kamaruzaman
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2022 09:39
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2022 09:39
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/99515

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