Maternal beliefs regarding diet during common childhood illnesses.

@article{Sharma1990MaternalBR,
  title={Maternal beliefs regarding diet during common childhood illnesses.},
  author={K. J. Sharma and Anil Kumar Thakur},
  journal={Indian pediatrics},
  year={1990},
  volume={32 8},
  pages={909-10}
}
General illiteracy, superstitions, and a lack of dietary education are major problems in India. Specifically, mothers' beliefs about infant and child feeding may lead to the malnutrition of many infants and children in India. Mothers sometimes unnecessarily restrict the provision of food to their children during illness. The authors investigated the prevalent maternal beliefs in Kutumba, Aurangabad, Bihar, regarding diet during common childhood illness. 35 Anganwadi areas were randomly selected… CONTINUE READING