oa IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - Determinants of Birth-weights of newborn babies among nursing mothers in Ondo local government



The influence of maternal growth support on the birthweights of newborn babies was investigated in Ondo Local Government Area of Ondo State, Nigeria. This was carried out through a fifteen item questionnaire administered to two hundred nursing mothers who had recently delivered in the various hospitals visited. Direct interview and examination of their hospital records were also carried out. The findings revealed that a statistically significant relationship was found between the birthweight of babies and maternal nutrition, age and the child's birth order, in such a way that heavier babies were delivered to the well fed and young women.


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