Table 6

Kinds of food, drink, and medicine given to infants under 6 months (Total 24-hour consumption of combined direct observation and interviews)
No Age of the child Kinds of food and drink given other than breast milk (All babies observed were breastfed) How it is fed Who feeds the child
1 2 months Breast milk only Mother
2 2 months Porridge, water Bottle Mother
3 3 months Breast milk only Mother
4 3 months Breast-milk only - Mother
5 3months Porridge Cup Mother
6 3 months Porridge, water Cup Mother
7 3 months “Dentanox”(medicine for stomachache/ colic), herbs Syringe Mother
8 4 months Porridge Spoon Mother
9 4 months Porridge Cup Mother
10 4 months Porridge Cup Mother
11 4 months Porridge Spoon, cup Mother
12 4 months Porridge Cup Mother
13 4 months Porridge Cup Mother
14 4 months Porridge, water Cup Mother
15 4 months Porridge, cow’s milk, water Spoon, cup Mother
16 4 months Porridge, water Spoon, cup Mother
17 4 months Decocted herbs Spoon Mother
18 4 months Decocted herbs, “Septrin” (medicine for fever) Spoon Mother
19 4 months Porridge, water Spoon, cup Mother
20 5 months Porridge Spoon, cup Mother
21 5 months Porridge Bottle Mother
22 5 months Porridge, water, orange juice Spoon, cup Mother
23 5 months Porridge, water Spoon Mother
24 5 months Herbs, porridge Spoon Mother
25 5 months Porridge, water Spoon, finger Mother
26 5 months Porridge, water Cup Mother
27 5 months Porridge, water Spoon, cup Mother
28 5 months Porridge, water Spoon Mother

Matsuyama et al.

Matsuyama et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:525   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-525

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