Macronutrient Intake of 6-11 Months Old Infant on Mothers Obtaining Moringa Leaves and Iron Supplements

Authors

  • Sumiaty1,2, Abdullah Tahir 3 , Bahar Burhanuddin 3 , Jafar Nurhaedar3 , Hadju Veni3 , Syafar Muhammad3, MasyitaMuis 3 , Sri Sumarmi 4

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1517

Keywords:

Intake, Macronutrient, Baby, Moringa Leaves, Iron

Abstract

The study aimed to investigate the 6-11 months old infants’ macronutrients intake on mothers obtaining

moringa leaves and iron supplements.

Method:This experimental study complemented by kohort study was done in Jeneponto District in 2018 in

which the samples were 6-11 months old infant. The research subject was 308 pregnant mothers categorized

into 3 groups consisting of group which obtained moringa leaves powder (MLP, n= 103), group which

obtained moringa leaves extract (MLE, n=94) and group which obtained irons/folate (IFA, n=111). The data

obtained were then analyzed using one way Anova and Kruskall Wallis to test the difference.

Results: The research found that different carbohydrate intake was found to be in the 10th and 11th month,

while in the 7th, 8th and 9th month, there was no different carbohydrate intake between the three intervention

groups (p>0.005). Furthermore, based on the statistical test, different protein intake (p <0.05) was also

found in 10th and 11th month, while in 7th, 8th and 9th, there was no different protein intake between the

three groups(?>0.05). Meanwhile, regarding the fat intake, there was no difference in such between the

three intervention groups in 7 to 10th month (?<0.05), while in the 11th group, there was different fat intake

(?>0.05).

Conclusion: Different carbohydrate and protein intake was found in the 10th and 11th month, while different

fat intake was found in the 11th month only between the three intervention groups. As they get older, there

was increased macronutrient intake on MLP and MLE groups, however such thing does not happen in IFA

group since there was decreased intake in the 11th month which did not meet the need. Thus, it is suggested

that future researcher will give supplement intervention on 6-11 months old baby.

Author Biography

Sumiaty1,2, Abdullah Tahir 3 , Bahar Burhanuddin 3 , Jafar Nurhaedar3 , Hadju Veni3 , Syafar Muhammad3, MasyitaMuis 3 , Sri Sumarmi 4

1 Doctoral Student in public Health, Universitas Hasanuddin, Indonesia, 2Lecturer of Faculty of Public Health,

Universitas Muslim, Indonesia, 3 Lecturer of Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Hasanuddin, Indonesia,

4Lecturer of Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Airlangga, Indonesia

Published

2020-07-24

How to Cite

Sumiaty1,2, Abdullah Tahir 3 , Bahar Burhanuddin 3 , Jafar Nurhaedar3 , Hadju Veni3 , Syafar Muhammad3, MasyitaMuis 3 , Sri Sumarmi 4. (2020). Macronutrient Intake of 6-11 Months Old Infant on Mothers Obtaining Moringa Leaves and Iron Supplements. Medico Legal Update, 20(3), 907-913. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1517

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