Infant Feeding in Rural Areas of Koro, North Cote D’Ivoire: A Community Solution Perspective

In the rural parts of Koro, this article attempts to establish a community diagnostic and design implementation strategies for the control and improvement of newborn feeding and infant health. In Côte d’Ivoire, infant feeding is a serious child health issue. As a result of this predicament, a participatory community health method was implemented in Koro’s rural area. It was a qualitative study with the Koro community as the focus group. Social mobilisation, community diagnosis, and the reparation workshop are the three components of the study. As a result, the most pressing issues surrounding newborn feeding in the United States have been addressed. The problems in the community, as well as their remedies, were recognised, and an action plan for healthy infant feeding was created. The rejection of colostrum, non-observance of exclusive breastfeeding, incorrect introduction of supplemental foods, the burden of fieldwork demand on mothers, and early discontinuation of breastfeeding are among the most pressing issues. The key remedies evaluated based on the replies received include: teaching the community’s mothers to change their ways. Supporting mothers in the process of dietary diversification and quitting breastfeeding by changing their perceptions about colostrum. In order to improve newborn feeding, an implementation action plan based on a dynamic and community collaborative structure was created. It looks to be useful as a health monitoring tool for the Koro rural community.

Author (s) Details

Adou Serge Judicaël Anoua
Alassane Ouattara University, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire.

Mohamed Sow
Alassane Ouattara University, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire.

Gondo Cesaire Goue
Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene, Ivory Coast.

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