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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2018, Volume : 8, Issue : 2
First page : ( 268) Last page : ( 270)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2018.00051.4

Knowledge on Breast Feeding among mothers of toddlers in selected Dadra and Nagar Haveli area.

Priya Sharma1,*, Sujeeta Malik2

1Assistant Professor, Shri Vinoba Bhave College of Nursing, Silvassa

2M. Sc Nursing Student, Shri Vinoba Bhave College of Nursing, Silvassa

*Corresponding Author Email: priya00975@gmail.com

Online published on 7 July, 2018.

Abstract

Background

Breast feeding, the most natural way of infant feeding to satisfy nutritional, metabolic and psychological needs of the baby.

Objectives

To assess the knowledge of breast feeding among mothers who have child 1 to 3 years age and to determine the association between socio-demographic variables with their knowledge.

Materials and Method

Community based descriptive study was conducted in village, Dadra and Nagar Haveli district. Pre-tested structured Performa used to collect information from 20 mothers having 1 to 3 years child during study period by utilizing personal interview method.

Statistical Analysis

Demographic variable frequency percentage distribution, knowledge scoring and statistical association was analyzed by using chi-square test.

Results

Out of 20 mothers, 10(50%) mothers had moderate knowledge about breast-feeding whereas only 3% respondents have good knowledge regarding breast feeding. There was no association between demographic variables and knowledge regarding breast feeding.

Conclusion

Knowledge of breast feeding among mothers having child 1 to 3 years age was of moderate level.

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Keywords

Knowledge, Breast Feeding.

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