Volume No. :   4

Issue No. :  1

Year :  2014

ISSN Print :  2231-1149

ISSN Online :  2349-2996


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Initiation of Breast Feeding After Caesarian Delivery



Address:   Ms. P. Padmavathi1*, Ms. T. Jayadeepa2, Prof. A. Arvin Babu3
1Vice Principal, Dhanvantri College of Nursing, Ganapathypuram, NO – 1 Ranganoor Road, Muniyappankovil, Pallakkapalyam, Namakkal District - 637 303
2Reader, Dhanvantri College of Nursing, Ganapathypuram, NO – 1 Ranganoor Road, Muniyappankovil, Pallakkapalyam, Namakkal District - 637 303
3Principal, Dhanvantri College of Nursing, Ganapathypuram, NO – 1 Ranganoor Road, Muniyappankovil, Pallakkapalyam, Namakkal District - 637 303
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ABSTRACT:
Background: Breastfeeding has a major role to play in public health, promoting health in both the short and long term for baby and mother. Breast feeding is a significant component of this dependency, so that the initiation of breast feeding must rank as one of the earliest and most important post partum decisions made by both the mother and her child in the newly modified and postpartum relationship. Objectives: Identify The Risk Factors For Initiation Of Breast Feeding Among Caesarean Mothers. Design: A Descriptive research design was adopted for the study. Setting: Government head quarters Hospital, Erode. Participants: 50 Caesarean mothers with fulfilling the inclusion criteria were selected by purposive sampling. Methods:All participants were asked the questionnaire through interview method. The questions were related to Baseline Proforma of caesarean mothers and risk factors assessment check list on initiation of breast feeding. Each participants 20 -25 minutes to complete the questionnaire. Results:The risk factors of initiation of breast feeding based on Risk factors Assessment scale revealed that the majority (78%) of the samples had mild risk and 22% of mothers had moderate risk factors. There was no significant association between the risk factors of initiation of breast feeding scores and variables like age, education, occupation, Religion, Family Income, Residence, Parity, and Frequency of antenatal visit (P > 0.05). Conclusion: Surgical wound pain and discomfort in position are highly affecting the caesarian mothers’ initiation of breast feeding. To gain the full benefits of breast-feeding for child health and nutrition, there is an urgent need to develop interventions to improve the rates of exclusive breast-feeding
KEYWORDS:
Risk factors, caesarian mothers, initiation of breast feeding.
Cite:
P. Padmavathi, T. Jayadeepa, A. Arvin Babu. Initiation of Breast Feeding After Caesarian Delivery. Asian J. Nur. Edu. & Research 4(1): Jan.-March 2014; Page 114-116.
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