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Original Research Article

Year: 2017 | Month: July | Volume: 7 | Issue: 7 | Pages: 177-181

Effectiveness of Breast Feeding Protocol among Caesarean Mothers Admitted in Narayana Medical College Hospital, Nellore

Ms. G. Aruna1, Mrs. Radhika2, Dr. S. Indira3

1Asst. Professor, Dept of OBG, Narayana College of Nursing, Nellore, A.P.
2Professor, Dept of Child Health Nursing, Narayana College of Nursing, Nellore, A.P.
3Professor & Principal, Dept of MSN, Narayana College of Nursing, Nellore, A.P.

Corresponding Author: Ms. G. Aruna


Background: Every child born in a family with a bundle of joy. The bond with the baby gets stronger day by day. When the mother breast-feeds, she gives adequate warmth, affection and security as well as food and protection to her baby. Caesarean section is one of the barriers for early initiation of breast-feeding. Initiation of breast-feeding is often delayed because mothers who delivered through caesarean section often need some extra time to recover before they physically feel like holding and nursing their baby. The nurse must help the mother to develop the necessary skills so that she is able to feed her baby by herself.
Aim: The aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of breast feeding protocol among caesarean mothers admitted in Narayana General Hospital, Nellore.
Objectives: 1. To identify the barriers for initiation of breast feeding among caesarean mother. 2. To develop and implement breast feeding protocol for caesarean mothers. 3. To evaluate the effectiveness of breast feeding protocol among cesarean mothers. 4. To determine the association between the post tests score of breast feeding protocol among caesarean mothers and selected socio demographic variables.
Methods: A quantitative approach with quasi experimental non equivalent control group design, 60 post LSCS mothers were selected by using Non-Probability convenient sampling technique.
Results: Study revealed that, In experimental group 43.3% of the mothers were doing moderately effective breast feeding and 56.7% of them were noted to practice ineffective breast feeding technique. Whereas in post test, 66.7% of them were doing effective breast feeding and 30% of them were doing moderately effective feeding and only 3.3% of them was noted to have ineffective feeding practice. In control group majority of the mothers were found to follow ineffective breast feeding techniques. And very few were noted to follow moderate feeding techniques in both experimental and control.
Conclusion: It is evident that there was a improvement in breast feeding method after the teaching program on effective breast feeding.

Key words: Breast feeding protocol, caesarean mothers.

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