The opinion of experts will also be sought in this research to provide explanations regarding the respondents‟ infant feeding behaviors and practices.
Questionnaire The questionnaire requires information about the socio-economic and demographic background of the mother.
Majority of the respondents also have an annual gross household income that does not exceed P50,000.
Among the several information sources namely, media through televisions/radios and printed/published materials, the social support system comprised of the mother’s family, friends and other relatives and health institutions, the mothers who give their babies infant formula are influenced the most by health care institutions through health professionals and other health care personnel.
The researcher chose Las Piñas City because of the socio-economic conditions present in the area that is relevant to the study and also as it fits the time frame and resources of the researcher.
The randomly sampled respondents will be asked by the researcher for consent and approval to answer the questionnaire until the desired number of respondents which is 100 is reached.The description of the type of infant formula given by formula and mixed feeding mothers will also be asked in the material.Conclusion Majority of the mothers formula feed their child and only a minority exclusively breastfeeds their children, especially as per recommendation of the World Health Organization.Majority of the mothers that served as respondents in this study fall under the age range of 17-30 years old.More than half of them were also college graduates while a significant number are undergraduates and have only reached until high school.Most of the mothers are housewives and the others remaining have full-time jobs, part-time jobs and self-employed. While majority of them were married, a lot were still in a status of live-in and are single.More than half of the mothers did not have previous children before the current one.A letter of consent will also be sent to them along with a sample copy of the questionnaire that will be used, as well as the protocol of the researcher.A letter was also addressed to the City Health Officer to obtain endorsement and consent to conduct a research in selected barangays and distribute questionnaires to the mothers in the vicinity.It also has questions related to previous infant feeding practices and the birth of her youngest infant and also regarding the baby’s general health and age.Statements that are perceived to be factors that influence mothers‟ infant feeding decisions were presented.