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Original Research Article

Year: 2018 | Month: December | Volume: 8 | Issue: 12 | Pages: 89-94

Effect of Rooming-in on Breastfeeding among Newborns Delivered by Normal versus Cesarean Delivery

Dr. Kalpana Kamble1, Kavita Bhalerao2

1PhD, Lecturer, 2MSc Nursing,
Obstetrics and Gynecological Nursing, Institute of Nursing Education, Mumbai

Corresponding Author: Dr. Kalpana Kamble


Rooming- in is the method for the care of newborn infants in which the baby stays with the mother in the same room , the mother take care of her baby by herself , and the nurses and doctors help her care for her baby in the room. The WHO has emphasized the importance of rooming-in, saying that the pattern of nursing for the first 3 days after birth has a significant effect on breast feeding.
According to the 10 steps to successful breastfeeding by the UNICEF, it is recommended that mothers be assisted in initiating breastfeeding within half an hour of birth and mother should be allowed to stay with their infants for 24 hours a day with rooming-in care.
The aim of study was to evaluate the effect of rooming-in on breastfeeding among newborns delivered by normal versus cesarean delivery in public hospital in metropolitan city.
Method: in this study quasi-experimental multiple time series design was used to evaluate the effect of rooming-in on breastfeeding among 60 samples which were selected by using non-probability convenient sampling and observational check list i.e. Modified Bristol Breastfeeding Simplified Assessment Tool (MBBS-AT) was used to see the effect on breastfeeding.
Result: Rooming-in was more effective on breastfeeding among newborns delivered normally than cesarean delivered newborns. If healthcare provider provide rooming-in with proper schedule and protocol in field then help to enhance the newborns health and quality care.

Key words: Rooming-in, Breastfeeding, normal and cesarean delivered newborns

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