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Mothers taught to make porridge in Tikapur


Nepalnews
2022 Jan 24, 9:43,

Rita Chaudhary, the mother of a 14-month-old baby, has been taking care of the baby before, but she still feels that she has not learned much. I was taught to cook oatmeal by health workers and community women's health volunteers at a village clinic in Ward No. 4, Tikapur-4, Kailali on Sunday. After learning how to cook oatmeal, she thought that she was not going to feed me by mixing nutritious food. "In the past, there was a big difference between how I used to feed my baby and now when I learn to cook oatmeal," she said. There is no need to be negligent in the child's food and health. I have learned that it is important to add nutritious food to the baby. ”

Similarly, Priya Chaudhary, mother of a 13-month-old child, had been exclusively breastfed for six months. After six months, she started feeding other foods and has learned more about childcare. "In the past, I used to cook oatmeal with lentils, rice, and greens. It seemed to be enough to have soft food," she said. . Food that is nutritious for the baby. ”

Health workers and women's health volunteers from Tikapur Municipality say that mothers have become more aware of how to take care of their children after learning how to cook oatmeal in village clinics in every ward. "I regret that I did not take good care of my first child. Now my second child is eight months old. Now I have learned to take good care of it," said Sandhya Vik of Tikapur-5. The first child is weak because he is not well cared for and keeps getting sick. Now I am taking good care of my second child. ”

The municipality is working in the field of child nutrition improvement by making a plan. Partial programs of multi-sectoral nutrition plans are being implemented in the municipality through the federal government. Apart from that, the municipality has been conducting various programs from its own resources to reduce malnutrition, increase public awareness, improve eating habits and provide nutritious food.

At the village clinic, which is held every month, a thousand-day-old mother is taught to cook oatmeal to feed her baby. Health workers and community women's health volunteers teach thousands of days old mothers how to cook oatmeal at village clinics. According to Kamala Chaudhary, a women's health volunteer, the mothers have been taught how to cook oatmeal at the village clinic.

The baby should be exclusively breastfed for six months after birth. After the baby is six months old, she should be fed soft foods including oatmeal along with his mother's milk. Senior Anami Hema Gyawali says that they are taught to cook oatmeal to make the mother responsible for the child's nutrition. "In 22 places in the municipality, mothers of thousands of days are being taught to cook oatmeal every month," said senior Anami Gyawali.

According to her, the municipality has been conducting such programs to encourage mothers to feed their children cooked food using nutritious food at home. The municipality also conducts regular discussions on the health problems of women and children in the presence of health workers in the rural clinics. Public Health Promotion Sub-Branch Coordinator Bal Bahadur Rawal informed that there is an arrangement to address the problems immediately. "We are working on the importance of nutrition. Nutrition corners have been set up in every health institution. It conveys the message of what kind of food to eat, "he says." In addition to this, we are conducting various programs, educating pregnant and nursing mothers about nutritious food, educating family members and distributing nutritional supplements to pregnant women. " 

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