Research Article
Volume 7 Issue 8 - 2018
A Descriptive Study to Assess the Protein Intake of Antenatal Mother and Anthropometric Measurement of her Neonate after Delivery at Selected Hospitals of Puducherry
T Buvaneswari and Manjubala Dash*
Mother Theresa Post Graduate and Research Institute of Health Sciences, Puducherry, India
*Corresponding Author: Manjubala Dash, Mother Theresa Post Graduate and Research Institute of Health Sciences, Puducherry, India.
Received: May 24, 2018; Published: July 09, 2018
Citation: T Buvaneswari and Manjubala Dash. “A Descriptive Study to Assess the Protein Intake of Antenatal Mother and Anthropometric Measurement of her Neonate after Delivery at Selected Hospitals of Puducherry”. EC Paediatrics 7.8 (2018): 730-733.
Abstract
Introduction: During pregnancy, a baby developing inside the womb receives all its nutrition from its mother. Inadequate dietary intake during pregnancy can lead to malnutrition and poor outcomes for the baby. Therefore, advising women on their diet and providing food supplements in pregnancy may help babies to grow and thrive. Protein (and the amino acids within) is an important building block of human cells. And given the rapid cell development of your baby-to-be, it is an essential part of the Pregnancy Diet.
Objective: To recall the protein intake of postnatal mother during antenatal period, To measure the anthropometric measurement of neonate, To correlate the protein intake of mother during antenatal period and her neonatal growth after birth.
Methods: The study was conducted on 30 postnatal mothers admitted in selected hospitals at Pondicherry. Study design was descriptive, convenient sampling technique was used. The instrument used for data collection was interview schedule and checklist. Women who were asked to recall their protein intake during antenatal period especially milk and egg then measured the anthropometric assessment of the newborn. Further these two parameters were correlated that’s protein intake of mother with the baby’s growth.
Results: Pearson’s correlation formula was used to find out the correlation between protein intake and birth weight of the newborn, in that r = 0.1 so there is weak positive correlation between protein intake of mother with neonates growth.
Conclusions: There is a weekly positive correlation between the mothers’ protein intake with baby’s growth. The weak positive result might be due to small sample size and recall bias by mothers. This study may be very effective if conducted during antenatal period considering the all variety of protein intake and monitoring the growth also considering the factor to take large sample size to strengthen the result.
Keywords: Protein Intake; Antenatal Mother; Anthropometric Measurement; Neonate
Copyright: © 2018 T Buvaneswari and Manjubala Dash. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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