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A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme On Knowledge and Practice Regarding Breast Feeding Techniques among Postnatal Mothers at Selected Hospital in District Kullu, Himachal Pradesh

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.11, No. 2)

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Page : 275-278

Keywords : Breast feeding technique; Postnatal mothers; Breast feeding;

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Background: Breast-feeding is the best gift that nature has given, which is essential for the growth and development of newborn as well as mother. Purpose: Most of the mothers adopt incorrect position and attachment while breastfeeding that leads to many breastfeeding problems. This study is conducted to assess the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on knowledge and practice regarding breast feeding techniques among postnatal mothers. Methodology: A total of 30 postnatal mothers were selected using non-probability convenient sampling technique. Postnatal mothers were provided with structured teaching programme after assessing their baseline knowledge. After administration of structured teaching programme all the postnatal mothers were reassessed for breast feeding techniques. Result: the findings showed that mean pretest knowledge score was 5.900?1.82 and posttest mean knowledge score was 17.133?3.1265 with mean difference of 8.94 mean pretest practice score was 2.4667?.863 and posttest mean practice score was 8.100?.66176 with mean difference of 40.67. paired ?t? test was applied and the pre and posttest knowledge value of ?t? was 25.164, P is less than0.001 pre and posttest practice T test-36.288, P value less than 0.001 which was found to be significant and effectiveness seen in knowledge level of 8.94%, and practice level 40.67% which interpreted that majority of postnatal mothers has gained knowledge regarding breast feeding techniques.

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