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Article 17. EVALUATION OF THE IMPACT OF FEEDING PRACTICES DURING

The study assessed food craving and food aversion
practices among primigravid mothers in Enugu
Metropolis using survey research design. Convenient
sampling technique was used to select hospitals and
pregnant mothers attending antenatal clinics.
Questionnaire was used for data collection. The findings
showed that majority (56.9%) of the primigravid women
crave for fruits, beverages and snacks or averse to
beans-based food, cassava-based food and spices
example, garlic. Also, food craving and aversion were
mostly experienced during the first trimester. Based on
the result, it was then recommended that public health
nurses/midwives should be encouraged to educate
pregnant women, especially the primigavid women on
nutritional needs during pregnancy and the implication
of food craving and aversion in pregnancy

  • Ohaeri | B. | M. | Lautechjournal@gmail.com | 08033579737, Yusuf | A. | G | Lautechjournal | 08033579737
  • : Food craving, Food aversion, practices, Prmigavid mothers
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