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Qualitative Research Studies
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Sarah Castle, P. Stanley Yoder, Mamadou Kani Konate
Publication Date
October 2001
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Small PDF IconFront Matter (PDF, 228K)
Small PDF IconChapter 1 - Introduction (PDF, 38K)
Small PDF IconChapter 2 - Nutrition and Complementary Feeding (PDF, 47K)
Small PDF IconChapter 3 - Nutritional Status of Children in Mali (PDF, 70K)
Small PDF IconChapter 4 - Research Questions and Hypotheses (PDF, 59K)
Small PDF IconChapter 5 - Research Methods (PDF, 88K)
Small PDF IconChapter 6 - Findings on Mothers' Views (PDF, 89K)
Small PDF IconChapter 7 - Findings on Monther-Child Interactions (PDF, 56K)
Small PDF IconChapter 8 - Findings on Caring for Children (PDF, 78K)
Small PDF IconChapter 9 - Group Discussions (PDF, 57K)
Small PDF IconChapter 10 - Conclusions (PDF, 47K)
Small PDF IconReferences (PDF, 45K)
Small PDF IconSummary Brief (PDF, 749K)
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This study examined how mothers of malnourished and well nourished babies 3-12 months old in four sites north of Mopti breast fed their children and introduced complementary foods into their diet. Through structured observations of 76 mothers caring for their children, and open-ended interviews with the mothers, the field workers collected data on the introduction of complementary food. The study found that children were given water and traditional medicine nearly from birth, and that mothers of malnourished children introduced complementary foods earlier than mothers of those who were well nourished.