Background and method: The aim of this study is to study on impact of educational intervention on complementary feeding practices in rural areas of Ujjain district. Cases will be mothers having infants aging 6 months to 23 months living in rural areas of Ujjain district. Complementary feeding is defined as the process stating when breast milk alone is no longer sufficient to meet the nutritional requirements of infants and therefore other foods and liquids are needed along with breast milk.
Results: Knowledge about “At what age complementary food were given to your baby” increased before intervention 138 (63.6%) to 181 (83.4%) after intervention and about frequency of complementary food were given at 6-8 months increased from 92 (42.4%) to 168 (77.4%) after intervention and in 9-23 months increased from 112 (51.6%) to 198 (91.2%) which complementary feeding has improved 160 (73.7%) to 204 (94%) after intervention. Practice of consistency of feed increased 108 (49.8%) to 172 (79.3%) after intervention in 9-23 months.
Conclusion: In present study the complementary feeding practices and its constituent variables improved significantly after health education. There is significant impact of educational intervention on complementary feeding practices in rural areas. Health education has improved the knowledge and practice regarding complementary feeding practices in the form of mothers has improved the consistency, type, frequency and quantity