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Vol. 7, Issue 12 (2018)

A study to assess the knowledge and practice regarding techniques of breast feeding among primipara mothers in selected hospital of Delhi with a view to develop self-instructional module

Author(s):
Usha Rani and T Bhattacharjee
Abstract:
Breast feeding, the most natural way of infant feeding to satisfy nutritional and psychological needs of the baby. Non-experimental descriptive research design was adopted for this study. The purpose of this study is to assess the knowledge and practice of primipara mothers regarding breast feeding technique with a view to develop self-instructional module. According to the Objectives of the study the data collected by from sample who met sampling criteria by using non-probability convenient sampling. The knowledge and practice were assessed by using breastfeeding knowledge questionnaire, infant feeding and breast feeding practice checklist respectively the present pilot study was carried out among 20 primipara mothers. During data collection procedure the ethical considerations like formal permission from authorities, written consent from sample and confidentiality etc. The study revealed that the knowledge of primipara mothers regarding breastfeeding was not adequate and that was reflected on their practice of breastfeeding. Primary care givers need to implement strategies to educate primi mothers about breastfeeding to enhance good breastfeeding practice thereby reducing infant mortality and morbidity.
Pages: 113-117  |  472 Views  19 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Usha Rani, T Bhattacharjee. A study to assess the knowledge and practice regarding techniques of breast feeding among primipara mothers in selected hospital of Delhi with a view to develop self-instructional module. Pharma Innovation 2018;7(12):113-117.
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