A descriptive correlational survey of the infant feeding and the occurrence of diarrhoea and/or respiratory morbidities within the first fourteen weeks in the Amathole District of the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa
Mugendi, Doreen K.
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The study proposed to conduct a descriptive study related to the correlation of infant feeding (EFF or EBF) and occurrence of morbidity diarrhoea and/or respiratory infections, in infants by 14 weeks of age. The study adopted a quantitative epistemological approach in seeking to describe the correlation of infant feeding and the occurrence of diarrhoea or respiratory infections by 14 weeks of age. The researcher embarked on a descriptive survey design and employed the questionnaire method during the data collection process. The Amathole District of the Eastern Cape Province was selected due to the accessibility of the targeted population. The unique demographic profile and rural-urban setting allows for a potentially rich data source whilst simultaneously reducing the potential incidence of bias in the data collection. The study sample was drawn from routine immunization and growth monitoring clinics in the Amathole district.