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Factors influencing the uptake of recommended Infant and Young Child feeding guidelines by mothers accessing Maternal and Child Health services in Kawempe Division, Kampala District
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Ahmed

ABSTRACT
Introduction: High prevalence of under nutrition among children is controllable if the infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices improve. Efforts to improve IYCF practices include the development and implementation of recommended IYCF guidelines. Uganda developed its first IYCF guidelines in 2007 and revised them in 2009 to address feeding of children in difficult circumstances but there seems to be a minimal improvement in the IYCF practices. Exclusive breast feeding is only 62% and timely initiation of complementary feeding is 77% with over 80% of the complementary foods being inappropriate. Emphasis of utilisation of maternal and child health services is expected to cause an improvement on the uptake of IYCF guidelines but this is yet to be confirmed. Therefore this study aims at identifying the factors influencing the uptake of recommended IYCF guidelines by mothers utilising MCH services in Kawempe Division. Methods: This cross sectional study will be conducted in Kawempe division, Kampala District. A total of 188 participants will be interviewed. Subjects will be health workers in charge of child health, mothers at the child health clinic or antenatal clinic with 1-9months old babies. Key informant interview guide and a semi-structured interviewer administered questionnaire will be used to collect qualitative and quantitative data. Quantitative data will be analysed using STATA 10.0 where the factors influencing uptake will be subjected to bivariate and multivariate analysis. Results will be presented in tables and pie charts where necessary.
Dissemination of findings: Study findings will be reported to Bugema University School of Graduate studies…...

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