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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2019, Volume : 9, Issue : 3
First page : ( 327) Last page : ( 330)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2019.00070.3

Paediatric Staff Nurses Knowledge regarding human milk banking working in Kashiben Gordhandas Patel Children Hospital, Baroda, Gujarat

Mrs. Karthika P.1,*, Mrs. Gracy Stella2, Mr. Kandula Moses3

1Associate Professor, Welfare College of Nursing and Midwifery, Bharuch

2Principal, Welfare College of Nursing and Midwifery, Bharuch

3Principal, Welfare School of Nursing and Midwifery, Bharuch

*Corresponding Author Email: karthinsg473@gmail.com

Online published on 31 December, 2019.

Abstract

Background of the study

WHO and UNICEF state that the use of human milk from other sources should be the first alternative when it is not possible for the mother to breastfeed. Human milk banks should be made available in appropriate situations. A human milk bank is a service established for collecting, screening, processing, storing and distributing donated human milk

Objectives

1. To assess the level of knowledge regarding human milk banking among paediatric staff nurses. 2. To find out the association between knowledge score with selected demographic variables

Materials and methods

The data were collected from 30 Paediatric staff nurses related to human milk banking by convenient sampling method with the use of dichotomous structured questionnaire method

Result

52% paediatric Staff nurses having adequate knowledge regarding human milk banking, moderate knowledge 39% and inadequate knowledge 9% regarding human milk banking, and there is a significant association between knowledge score and demographic variables

Conclusion

The major conclusion drawn from this study was that highest percentage 52% paediatric staff nurses had adequate knowledge regarding human milk banking.

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Keywords

Knowledge, Human milk banking, Paediatric Staff nurses.

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