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A comparative study of infants weights in Barangay Tipolo, Mandaue City: Breastfeeding against mixed feeding.

Author

Liza Marie A. Abot,
Arrah Princess  A. Geganto,
Mary Theresse A. Manulat,
Daisy Rose I. Pitogo,
Disa Lae R. Zamoras,
Eldie P. Gugudan

Related Institution

College of Arts and Sciences – Department of Nutrition and Dietetics - Cebu Doctors' University

Publication Information

Publication Type
Thesis/Dissertations
Thesis Degree
BS
Specialization
Nutrition and Dietetics
Publication Date
November 2016

Abstract

   The main objective of the study is to compare the weight of infants on breastfeeding and mixed feeding in Barangay Tipolo, Mandaue City. The study utilized a descriptive and comparative survey design with seventy-seven (77) respondents selected via fishbowl method. The research was conducted at Barangay Tipolo, Mandaue City. The researchers used weighing scale to determine the weight of the infants and a questionnaire to determine the profile of the mothers in terms of, age, educational background, the number of babies and Body Mass Index (BMI).


   The result showed that in terms of age group 88.3% belong to the young adult group (21-39 years old). The researchers also found out that most of the Mothers are high school graduate with a percentage of 66.2%. As to the distribution according to the number of children, the researchers found out that 29.9% of the mothers have two (2) children. The results also showed that the mean number of children in is 2.58% with a standard deviation of 1.45, the mean body mass index of the mothers is 1.99 with the standard deviation of 0.55. Furthermore, the results of the study showed that 70% of the respondents have normal body mass index. In terms of infant's birth weight, the mean infant birth weight is 3.02kg with a standard deviation of 0.68kg. In terms of distribution according to the type of feeding 62.3% are breastfed 37.7% are mixed fed. One-sample t-test revealed that in terms of the significant difference between the weights of the infants who are breastfed and mixed fed, result showed that the mean difference between the two groups is 0.30747 and the groups are not significantly different at 0.05 level of significance. In terms of infants weight to the standard weight among breastfed and mixed fed, the distribution of infants when compared to the standard weight; 2.6% is above normal, 96.1% is normal and 1.3% is below normal. In terms of the type of feeding and weight status contingency 2 (two) mixed fed are above normal, while none breastfed is above normal, 27 mixed feds are normal while 47 breastfed are normal in weight. Lastly, one (1) breastfed is below normal while none mixed feed is below normal.


   Based on the findings, there is no significant difference in terms of weight among breastfed and mixed-fed infants. Further studies must be done in order to determine other differences of breastfed and mixed fed infants aside from weight. The researchers would also recommend that the Mothers would use the information they acquired during the information dissemination program to promote a healthy status among their babies.

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