The Effect Of Nutritional Maternal Mentoring Intervention On The Quality Complementary Feeding (Dietary Diversity) In Infants Aged 6-11 Months In Batui Selatan, Banggai Regency, Central Sulawesi Province

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Reny Losa Pagappong, Citrakesumasari, Rahayu Indriasari, Abdul Salam, Suriah, Yahya Thamrin, Veni Hadju


The provision of complementary foods for breastfeeding in terms of the variety of food types for children aged 6-23 months in Indonesia is still low (46.6%) and lower in Central Sulawesi (34.6%). This study was to assess the effect of nutritional assistance interventions on mothers on dietary diversity from complementary feeding. This type of research is quasi-experimental, in which the intervention group receives nutritional assistance. Both groups received the program in general, namely counselling. The research subjects were mothers who had babies 6-11 months old, which consisted of the intervention group (n=30) and the control group (n=30). The intervention was carried out for 2 months by visiting the house once a week. Measurement of dietary diversity was carried out before and after the intervention. The analysis of pre post differences used the Wilcoxon test and the differences between the two groups used the Mann Whitney test. Results of the research is Subjects generally come from families with a mother's education level of junior high school and below 58.3%, housewives 81.7%, family income level <2 million/month 81.7%. There was no significant difference between the two groups in the baseline data (p>0.05) except for the rate (p=0.001). In the baseline data, there was no difference in dietary diversity between the two groups (3.07±1.23 VS 4.77±1.13). After the treatment, there was a significant difference between the two groups with a difference (2.03±1.18 VS 0.05±1.43) with a p-value = 0.001. There was an increase in dietary diversity in both groups after the treatment, both nutritional assistance and counseling as a general program.

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