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Original Research Article

Year: 2018 | Month: June | Volume: 8 | Issue: 6 | Pages: 203-209

Incidence of Breast Milk Expression and Evaluate the Effect of Self Instructional Module on Working Lactating Mothers Regarding Expression and Storage of Breast Milk

Amol Deep, Gayatri Yadav, Hiteshi Thakur, Jatinder Kaur, Jenish Kumar, Jyotsna Sharma, Kavita Chaudhary, Komal Bhisht, Kritika Dulal, Lalit, Manisha Manda

M.M. College of Nursing, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana

Corresponding Author: Amol Deep


Background: Expressing breast milk has become more common and introduces an opportunity for others to feed the baby. Expression of milk is a way of taking milk from the breast of mother without suckling of baby, including expression by hands and breast pump. Breast milk expression and storage is an alternate to exclusively breast feed.
Aims: The overall aim of the study was to assess the incidence of expression of breast milk and assess the effect of self instructional module on knowledge and expressed practices of working lactating mothers regarding expression and storage of breast milk.
Materials & methods: The present study was adopted a quasi- experimental, one group pre- test post -test research design undertaken during a period of 1 year from September 2016 to June 2017 in 100 working lactating mothers. Purposive sampling technique was acquired in selective community areas and selective institutions to identify working lactating mothers
Result: There was a significant difference in knowledge and practice before and after the administration of self instructional module at a level of 0.05. The findings of the study revealed that there was significant association of practice with demographical variable i.e. working hours of mother (0.041) and storage of breast milk (0.044). In addition to this, no significant association of knowledge with selected demographical variables. There was a weak significant correlation between knowledge and expressed practices of working lactating mothers.
Conclusion: The incidence of practice of expressed breast milk and storage was expressed only in 21% of working lactating mothers. Only 29% of working lactating mothers had informed about the provision of private place to breast feed. Employment appears to have a less deleterious effect on initiation of breastfeeding but continuation of expressing breast milk focus only on premature or unwell infants.

Index terms: self instructional module, working lactating mothers, expression and storage of breast milk .

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