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January 2021 Vol. 9 No.1

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Merit Research Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences (ISSN: 2354-323X) Vol. 9(1) pp. 023-030, January, 2021 

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DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4445794


Original Research Article

Knowledge, Attitude and Practices of Mothers Regarding Infant and Child Breastfeeding in the Community

 
 
 

Maria Zakria1*, Muhammad Hussain2, Muhammad Afzal3, Syed Amir Gilani4

 

1BS Nursing, Lahore School of Nursing, The University of Lahore, PO Box 54000, Lahore, Pakistan
2Assistant Professor, Lahore School of Nursing, the University of Lahore, PO Box 54000, Lahore, Pakistan
3Associate Professor, Lahore School of Nursing, the University of Lahore, PO Box 54000, Lahore, Pakistan
4Professor, FAHS the University of Lahore, PO Box 54000, Lahore, Pakistan.

*Corresponding Author E-mail: mariazakria786@gmail.com

Received: 23 December 2020  I  Accepted: 14 January 2021  I  Published: 17 January 2021  I  Article ID: MRJMMS-20-211
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This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0.

 

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The objective of this study was to assess the knowledge, attitude and practices of mothers regarding infant and child breastfeeding in the community. The design of this study was quantitative descriptive cross sectional to assess knowledge, attitudes and practices of mothers regarding infant and child breastfeeding. The study was held in the Lahore community for 6 months. In this analysis, a quantitative descriptive cross sectional design was used. The sample size of mothers is 150. The purpose of this study is to examine the awareness, attitude and experience of mothers about infants and child breastfeeding. SPSS version 21 analyzed the results, mean and standard deviation was used to assess mothers' awareness, attitudes and practices on breastfeeding. The overall mean breastfeeding experience of the mothers was 7.03 and SD is 2.572, and the attitude of the mean was 16.97 and SD is 6.066. The mean of the practice is 12.16 and SD 3.551. This study showed that motherís behaviors were positive about breastfeeding with a certain percentage of mothers having a positive attitude and inadequate awareness of proper breastfeeding for infants and children. Other studies have shown that awareness of mothers is positive relative to behaviors and practices.

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