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Interview Domains, Questions, and Probes Related to Household Food Insecurity During Pregnancy, Infancy, and Toddlerhood

DomainsQuestionsProbes
Food running out Sometimes mothers are concerned that food will run out before they get money to buy more.
“During your pregnancy, did food ever run out?”“Can you describe what it was like when this happened?”
“Since your baby has been born, has food ever run out?”“What was feeding your family like during those times? What was feeding your baby like during those times?”
Cannot afford healthy foodsSometimes mothers are concerned that they cannot afford to buy healthy foods, such as fresh fruits and vegetables, for their family.
“During your pregnancy, were you ever unable to afford to buy healthy foods for yourself?”“Can you describe what it was like when this happened?”
“Since your baby has been born, have you ever been unable to afford healthy foods for your family?”“What was feeding your family like during those times? What was feeding your baby like during those times?”
Difficulty paying household billsSometimes families have difficulty paying their household expenses, such as the telephone or the electricity bills.
“During your pregnancy, did you have a similar experience?”“Can you tell me more about this?”
“Since your baby has been born, do you sometimes have difficulty paying household expenses?”“Can you describe what it was like feeding your family during times when you had difficulty paying other household expenses? Can you describe what it was like feeding your baby during those times?”