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International journal of Nursing Science Practice and Research
Received Date: 03/23/2024
Acceptance Date: 06/18/2024
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By: S. Uma Malini


The present study entitled “A descriptive study to assess the practice regarding breastfeeding among postnatal mothers of KMCH-IHSR, Coimbatore”. Objectives: 1. To evaluate breastfeeding habits. 2. To explore the relationship between breastfeeding habits and specific demographic factors. Materials and methods: A non-experimental descriptive research design was employed for this study, conducted within the postnatal ward of KMCH Institute of Health Science and Research in Coimbatore. The population of the study are Full Term Normal Delivery (FTND), Primi-postnatal mothers admitted in the postnatal ward of KMCH- IHSR, Coimbatore. The study involved 60 first-time postnatal mothers as participants, chosen through a non-probability purposive sampling method. Data collection was conducted using a self-developed questionnaire. For data analysis, descriptive statistics (such as mean and percentage) along with inferential statistics (Chi-square test) were applied. The Chi-square test specifically examined the relationship between breastfeeding practices and selected demographic characteristics. The majority 38(38%) of the samples had average practice compliance, 35(35%) had good practice compliance, 27(27%) had poor practice compliance according to breastfeeding postnatal mothers. There is a significant association exits between the breast feeding practice with their marital status (p 0.038), and their residential area (p 0.44). Conclusion: So, it reveals that educating postnatal mothers on breastfeeding will definitely improve their practice regarding breastfeeding.

Key Words: Breast feeding practice, Post-natal mothers, self-developed questionnaire, demographic characteristics, postnatal ward.




How to cite this URL: S. Uma Malini, A DESCRIPTIVE STUDY TO ASSESS THE BREASTFEEDING PRACTICE AMONG POST NATAL MOTHERS AT KOVAI MEDICAL CENTER AND HOSPITAL – INSTITUTE OF HEALTH SCIENCES AND RESEARCH, COIMBATORE, TAMILNADU, INDIA. International journal of Nursing Science Practice and Research. 2024; 10(01): -p. Available from:https://journalspub.com/publication/a-descriptive-study-to-assess-the-breastfeeding-practice-among-post-natal-mothers-at-kovai-medical-center-and-hospital-institute-of-health-sciences-and-research-coimbatore-tamilnadu-india/


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