A study to assess the knowledge and attitude regarding breast feeding and its benefits among post-natal mothers in selected community area Hubballi
Ms. Preeti Chawadikar and Mrs. Asha H Bhatakhande
Background: India is the country with the highest number of underweight children, and around one-third of under-five deaths in the world. Inadequate and suboptimal infant and young child feeding practices are the key determinants of malnutrition. A descriptive approach was adopted and descriptive survey design was used for the study. Postnatal mothers from community area, Hubballi were sample and sample size was 60. Postnatal mothers were selected by Non probability purposive sampling technique.
Method: In this study the structure questionnaire and 5 point LIKERT attitude scale was used to collect data.
Results: Finding of the study depicts that 44 (73.33%) of subjects had average knowledge, 11 (18.34%) of subjects had good knowledge and 05 (08.33%) of subjects had poor knowledge. On assessment of attitude, 02 (03.34%) of subjects had positive attitude, 53 (88.33%) of subjects had neutral attitude and 05 (08.33%) of subject had negative attitude. The findings denotes that there was positive correlation between the level of knowledge and attitude scores.
Conclusion: The study findings showed that the postnatal mother’s knowledge was good and attitude was neutral about breastfeeding and its benefits.
Ms. Preeti Chawadikar, Mrs. Asha H Bhatakhande. A study to assess the knowledge and attitude regarding breast feeding and its benefits among post-natal mothers in selected community area Hubballi. Int J Midwifery Nurs Pract 2020;3(1):47-51.