Abstract

Background: Infants who have aged more than 6 months should be given extra food to meet their
nutritional needs in addition to breastmilk, or so-called complementary feeding (MP-ASI). Giving MPASI


at the right time and with the kind of age-appropriate complementary feeding can have a positive
impact on the nutritional status of children. Nutritional status is a state body as a result of food
consumption and utilization of nutrients.


Objective: To determine the relationship of the timing of complementary feeding and nutritional status in
infants aged 6-24 months in Puskesmas Kalibagor Banyumas in 2012.


Methods: This study is a retrospective descriptive correlation approach. This study uses primary data
obtained using a checklist sheet about the timing of complementary feeding and nutritional status of
infants aged 6-24 months. Samples are taken with the baby's mother 95 cluster random sampling
technique.


Results: Mothers in Puskesmas Kalibagor Banyumas in 2012 largely provide complementary feeding
when infants aged <6 months as many as 56 people (58.9%). The nutritional status of infants aged 6-24
months in Puskesmas Kalibagor Banyumas in 2012 mostly in the good category were 83 infants (87.4%).


Conclusion: There is a relationship between the timing of complementary feeding and nutritional status
in infants aged 6-24 months in Puskesmas Kalibagor Banyumas In 2012 obtained p = 0.002 smaller than
= 0.05.


Keywords: Delivery of complementary feeding, nutritional status of infants aged 6-24 months