A Study to Assess the Knowledge and Attitude of Postnatal Mother's regarding Breast feeding at selected Hospital, Mangalagiri, Guntur District A.P.
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Breast feeding has been a great concern for every women. Women as a part of society needs to be healthy. A healthy mother can give a healthy future to nation. It is a crucial part of every women after the delivery process and a central feature of human development. Breast feeding is a major public issue which has a great impact on the Newborn's health as Breast feeding is considered as the first vaccine for the baby. Lack of breast feeding causes deterioration of health condition of the new born and also causes some health problems to the mother also. The aim of the study is to know the knowledge and attitude of postnatal mothers regarding breast feeding. Taking the above consideration the present study was under taken to correlate the knowledge and attitude of postnatal women at selected hospital, Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh
The study was conducted at NRI General Hospital, chinakakani, Guntur (DT), Andhra Pradesh For the present study the research approach adopted was quantitative research approach non-experimental descriptive survey design was used. A structured knowledge questionnaire and five point rating scale was used to gather the data. Analysis of data was done by using descriptive and inferential statistics
The study results had shown that out of 100postnatal mothers, most of the respondents are having moderately adequate knowledge regarding Breast feeding with the mean knowledge score of(χ2=13.59) and majority of the women are having favourable attitude (χ2=44.95).The relationship between the knowledge and attitude level of postnatal mothers is significant
There is a need to educate the women on Breast feeding and preventive strategies of Breast engorgement. It always concludes that there is significant difference between the knowledge and attitude of postnatal mothers regarding breast feeding.
Knowledge, Attitude, Breast feeding.