Author(s): Kumari Sunita, Neetu Sangwan, Rani Deepika


DOI: 10.5958/2349-2996.2020.00071.3   

Address: Kumari Sunita, Dr. Neetu Sangwan, Rani Deepika
Nursing Student, College of Nursing, PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 10,      Issue - 3,     Year - 2020

Background: The baby can feel and hear the sound of her heart beats which is similar to the intrauterine environment. Breast milk is a species specific complete food. It is easily digested and well absorbed by the newborn. Protection against infection and facilitate mother infant bonding and promotes better brain growth. For the mother breast feeding helps in involution of uterus, delays pregnancy and lower risk of breast and ovarian. First year of life is crucial in laying the foundation of good health.1 At this time certain specific physiological and psychological needs must be met to ensure the survival and healthy development of the child into a future adult. Breast feeding is the ideal method suited for the psychological and physiological needs of the infant.2 Breast feeding provides a unique bonding experience for mother and child. It stimulates most of the senses and close body contact allows the baby to recognize its mothers smell. 3 The baby should be put to the breast as soon as the baby becomes hungry. There is no restriction of the number of feeds and duration of sucking time.4 Methods: A Quantitative approach and pre- experimental research design was used to assess the knowledge on breast feeding technique among 50 primipara mothers who were admitted in MCH WARD in PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana. The sample were selected by Non probability convenient sampling technique and Structured interview schedule method was used to collect data from primipara mothers by using structured knowledge questionnaire. Result: Result showed that pre-test mean score of knowledge regarding breast feeding technique was 10.18 and post-test mean score was 21.64. It Shows that there was significant difference in the mean pre-test knowledge score and mean post-test knowledge score of primipara mothers on breast feeding technique as measured by ‘t’ test (27.61) which was significant at 0.05 level of significance. Education of husband was found to be associated with the Knowledge of primipara mothers as measured by chi square test (12.4) which was significant at 0.05 level of significance. Conclusion: The study concluded that interventions was effective which improve the knowledge of primipara mothers regarding breast feeding technique.

Cite this article:
Kumari Sunita, Neetu Sangwan, Rani Deepika. A pre-experimental study to assess the effectiveness of interventions regarding breast feeding technique on knowledge of primipara mothers in Haryana. Asian J. Nursing Education and Research. 2020; 10(3): 336-338. doi: 10.5958/2349-2996.2020.00071.3

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