Original Research Article
Year: 2018 | Month: August | Volume: 8 | Issue: 8 | Pages: 209-212
Breastfeeding Fatigue and Factors Influencing Breastfeeding Fatigue among Primipara Mothers
1Senior lecturer, 2Professor, MIMS College of Nursing Puthukode, Malapuram
Corresponding Author: Darsana.S
Background: The postpartum period can be a challenging time for new mothers experiencing profound physical and emotional changes after giving birth. Recovering from the effect of delivery, taking care of a new baby as well as herself requires a lot of energy. The critical days for breastfeeding success are the first weeks of delivery. Fatigue is one of the main problem faced by mothers in these days. The present study aimed at identifying breastfeeding fatigue and factors influencing breastfeeding fatigue among primipara mothers in selected hospitals at Calicut.
The objectives of the study were,
- Identify the breastfeeding fatigue among primipara mothers.
- Determine the factors influencing breastfeeding fatigue among primipara mothers.
- Find out the association between breastfeeding fatigue and selected sociodemographic variables.
Methods: Non experimental descriptive survey was conducted among 150 primipara mothers in Aster MIMS hospital, Calicut and IQRAA hospital, Calicut. The tools used were a structured questionnaire to assess the Socio-demographic data and personal data, a rating scale to identify breastfeeding fatigue and factors influencing it. The content validity was ensured with the help of experts. Study was conducted among 150 primipara mothers in Aster MIMS hospital, Calicut and IQRAA hospital, Calicut. Data were tabulated and analyzed.
Results: The findings revealed that majority of the samples had moderate breastfeeding fatigue and the breastfeeding fatigue was associated with physical factors such as pain and sleep pattern. The study also revealed that there was no association between breastfeeding fatigue and socio-demographic variable.
Key words: Breastfeeding, fatigue, Primipara mothers.