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Document Type
Qualitative Research Studies
Publication Topic(s)
Nutrition
Country(s)
Ghana
Language
English
Author(s)
Paula Davis, Eva Tagoe-Darko and Altreana Mukuria, MEASURE DHS+, ORC Macro, Calverton, Maryland, USA
Publication Date
September 2003
Publication ID
QRS6

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Abstract:

The study of complementary feeding of infants in two sites in the Kumasi area of Ghana examined the interaction between mother and child among well nourished and malnourished children 3-18 months old. A combination of structured observations, in-depth interviews, and focus group discussions were used to collect information from 91 mothers. Mothers with well nourished children had far more help from family members for child care than did mothers with malnourished children.