Received: 4 May 2018
Accepted: 27 December 2018
First Online: 7 January 2019
: YMD: BSC, MPH, PhD follow; I am working in Bahir Dar University, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia.ATA: MD, internist, Associated professor; I am working in Bahir Dar University, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia.
: The protocol of this study was approved by Ethical Review Board of Bahir Dar University. Zonal and Woreda Health Bureaus gave letter of permission to do the study. The ethical committee approved to take verbal consent from mothers/care givers since the study imposes less than minimal risk. Mothers/ care givers gave verbal consent to participate in the study after provision of full information about the risk and benefit of the study. Confidentiality of the study participants was maintained throughout the whole study period. Counseling was given to the mother on child caring and environmental sanitation. Children with nutritional problem were referred to the nearby health institution for management service.
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