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Knowledge and Attitude Regarding Human Milk Banking among Postnatal Mothers in Selected Hospitals

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.7, No. 10)

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Page : 352-356

Keywords : Knowledge; Attitude; Human milk banking; and Postnatal mothers;

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BACKGROUND Donation of breast milk from one woman to an unrelated infant has a long history. Before this century, the infant would have been directly breastfed by the woman who was referred to as a wet nurse.1 OBJECTIVES 1) To assess the knowledge regarding human milk banking among postnatal mothers.2) To assess the attitude regarding human milk banking among postnatal mothers.3) To correlate between knowledge and attitude regarding human milk banking among postnatal mothers.4) To associate the knowledge score with selected demographic variables.5) To associate the attitude score with selected demographic variables. MATERIAL AND METHOD The study was conducted in postnatal wards of selected hospitals. Systematic rational approach and descriptive research design was used in this study.100 postnatal mothers were selected for the study. The sampling technique used in this study was non-probability convenience sampling. RESULT Majority 55 (55 %) of postnatal mother had good level of knowledge score and 37 (37 %) of them had average level of knowledge score. In the levels of attitude score, majority 83 (83 %) of the postnatal mothers were Agreed. The correlation coefficient r 0.209 hence there is a poor positive correlation between knowledge and attitude of postnatal mothers regarding human milk banking. CONCLUSION The study participants would welcome having access to a human milk bank for both donating and receiving milk.

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