Infant and young child feeding practice, dietary diversity, associated predictors, and child health outcomes in Bangladesh

Sheikh, Nurnabi and Akram, Raisul and Ali, Nausad and Haque, S. M. Raysul and Tisha, Shabareen and Mahumud, Rashidul Alam ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9788-1868 and Sarker, Abdur Razzaque and Sultana, Marufa (2019) Infant and young child feeding practice, dietary diversity, associated predictors, and child health outcomes in Bangladesh. Journal of Child Health Care. pp. 1-14. ISSN 1367-4935


Abstract

The aim of this study was to explore the association of Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) practices with health and nutritional status among children aged 0–23 months and to investigate the predictors of minimum acceptable diets (MADs) using Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey (BDHS) data. Binary logistic regression models were performed to assess the association between IYCF and child health and to determine the influential predictors for MAD. About 55% mothers reported exclusive breastfeeding; 65% introduced solid, semisolid, or soft foods for their child; and 27% maintained minimum dietary diversity (MDD). About 64% children received recommended minimum meal frequency (MMF) and 23% received recommended MAD. The likelihood of having wasting was .22 times lower for the child who received MDD and MMF, respectively. MDD and MAD were associated with lower probability of experiencing underweight among children (Adjusted odds ratio [AOR] = .73 and AOR= .81, respectively). Early initiation and continuation of breastfeeding were significantly associated with reduction in diarrhea prevalence among young children. The findings of the study generated imperative evidence related to dietary diversity, associated factors, and child health outcomes. Policy should focus on the improvement of IYCF practices and complimentary food diversity by taking initiatives for designing and implementing effective interventions to tackle childhood morbidity.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Institute for Resilient Regions - Centre for Health, Informatics and Economic Research (1 Aug 2018 - 31 Mar 2020)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Institute for Resilient Regions - Centre for Health, Informatics and Economic Research (1 Aug 2018 - 31 Mar 2020)
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2020 06:04
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2020 23:54
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bangladesh, breastfeeding, children, IYCF, malnutrition
Fields of Research (2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111717 Primary Health Care
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 92 Health > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920411 Nutrition
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1177/1367493519852486
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/36609

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