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Title: Factors influencing early initiation of breast feeding among mothers at postnatal ward, Kabale Regional Referral Hospital
Authors: Patrick, Mugabi
Keywords: Breast feeding
Postnatal mothers
Kabale Regional Referral Hospital
Issue Date: Sep-2017
Publisher: Kampala International University, School of Health Sciences
Abstract: Breastfeeding has been accepted as the most vital intervention for reducing infant mortality and ensuring optimal growth and development of children (who, 2015). Mmethods: a cross-sectional descriptive study with both quantitative and qualitative data collection techniques was used. Results: The study found out that post-natal mothers had various factors including young age 78 (58.6%), marital status 91 (68.4%), education 52(39.1%), employment status 48 (36.1%), parity 52 (39.1%) and area of residence 67 (50.4%). All respondents 133 (100%) had ever heard about early initiation of breast feeding, most 43 (32.3%) had not initiated breast feeding early as recommended they initiated between 2 – 3 hours after birth, most 81 (60.9%) were not aware of the potential dangers of late initiation of breast feeding. Respondents did not face cultural factors as most 81 (60.9%) reported that their tribe viewed the use of colostrum as good. Conclusion: In conclusion, the study revealed that respondents faced various demographic, knowledge deficits as well as cultural factors which affected early initiation of breast feeding.
Description: A research report submitted to Uganda Nurses and Midwives Examination Board as partial fullfilment of the requirement for award of a Diploma in Nursing Sciences
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12306/4391
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