Complementary Feeding Practices among Mothers in Selected Slums of Dhaka City: A Descriptive Study

Complementary Feeding Practices among Mothers in Selected Slums of Dhaka City: A Descriptive Study

Improper complementary feeding (CF) practice is one of the main reasons for malnutrition among Bangladeshi children aged less than two years. In this context, using the guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO), this study assessed the CF practices among mothers in four selected slums (Tejgoan, Rayerbazar, Beribadh, and Jafrabad) of Dhaka city. This descriptive study, conducted during January-June 2010, included 120 mother-child pairs from the selected slums.