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Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice of Breastfeeding Mother at a National Hospital in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Journal: International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Publications (Vol.4, No. 5)

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Page : 16-21

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This research aimed to study the knowledge, attitude, and intention to practice regarding breastfeeding by using modified questionnaires together with literature reviews and following the principle of steps for doing validity and reliability of research tools. The sample answered questionnaires by themselves. There were 119 postpartum mothers, dividing into 59 primiparous and 60 multiparous mothers. They were recruited by convenient sampling technique according to the study inclusion criteria. These mothers were the clients, who had been successful delivered in 24 to 72 hours at a national hospital in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Sample size was obtained according to the G-power program version 3.1, with a statistical discriminate power of 0.95. The findings revealed that most of the samples were 25-31 years old (38,7%), finished primary school (88.2%), living in urban areas (82.4%), and having full-time employment (61.3%). Most of the sample was lack of the information about benefits of breastmilk to infant and mother health. The statistical analysis, based on Mann-Whitney-Wilcoxon test, comparison of breastfeeding knowledge between primiparous and multiparous mothers showed that they reached significant statistics different at 95% confidence (p-value=0.025). There were not statistically significant different between primiparous mothers and multiparous mothers for the scores of the attitude and intention to practice of breastfeeding. Mothers should be educated about information regarding benefits of breastfeeding to infant and mother health. Benefits of breastfeeding information should be provided to adolescents before having a cohabit and bringing to gain attitude and intention to practice of breastfeeding. The information about techniques of quality breastmilk pumping and stock for mother who work outside their homes were necessary

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