Comparison Of Knowledge, Attitudes And Practices On Exclusive Breastfeeding Between Primiparous And Multiparous Mothers Attending Wajir District Hospital, Wajir County, Kenya

Exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) is recommended up to 6 months of age, with continued breastfeeding along with appropriate complementary foods up to two years of age or beyond. Failure to exclusively breastfeed for six months is associated with increased risk of childhood mortality and morbidity. There is paucity of information that analyses the disparity in Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) among primiparous and multiparous mothers. This study aimed to compare the KAP of EBF between primiparous and multiparous mothers attending Wajir County hospital, Wajir County. In a cross-sectional comparative analytical study, KAP on EBF were assessed based on structured researcher-administered questionnaires, Key Informant Interviews (KIIs) and Focus Group Discussions (FGD) for a total of 280 mothers; primiparous (n=140) and multiparous (n=140) with infants 0-5 months of age. The KIIs were conducted with the healthcare providers at Wajir District Hospital while FGDs were conducted with mothers exclusively breastfeeding and those not exclusively their babies. Data were entered and analyzed using SPSS. Descriptive statistics was used to describe the study population demographic characteristics, knowledge, attitudes and practices of both primiparous and multiparous mothers. T-test was used to test for significant differences between primiparous and multiparous for continuous data. Chi square test and odds ratio were used to test the association between EBF and categorical variables. Statistical significance was set at p< 0.05. Qualitative data was transcribed, and common themes identified

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MOHAMED, M (2021). Comparison Of Knowledge, Attitudes And Practices On Exclusive Breastfeeding Between Primiparous And Multiparous Mothers Attending Wajir District Hospital, Wajir County, Kenya. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/comparison-of-knowledge-attitudes-and-practices-on-exclusive-breastfeeding-between-primiparous-and-multiparous-mothers-attending-wajir-district-hospital-wajir-county-kenya-1

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MOHAMED, MAHAT "Comparison Of Knowledge, Attitudes And Practices On Exclusive Breastfeeding Between Primiparous And Multiparous Mothers Attending Wajir District Hospital, Wajir County, Kenya" Afribary. Afribary, 01 Jun. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/comparison-of-knowledge-attitudes-and-practices-on-exclusive-breastfeeding-between-primiparous-and-multiparous-mothers-attending-wajir-district-hospital-wajir-county-kenya-1. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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MOHAMED, MAHAT . "Comparison Of Knowledge, Attitudes And Practices On Exclusive Breastfeeding Between Primiparous And Multiparous Mothers Attending Wajir District Hospital, Wajir County, Kenya". Afribary, Afribary, 01 Jun. 2021. Web. 19 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/comparison-of-knowledge-attitudes-and-practices-on-exclusive-breastfeeding-between-primiparous-and-multiparous-mothers-attending-wajir-district-hospital-wajir-county-kenya-1 >.

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MOHAMED, MAHAT . "Comparison Of Knowledge, Attitudes And Practices On Exclusive Breastfeeding Between Primiparous And Multiparous Mothers Attending Wajir District Hospital, Wajir County, Kenya" Afribary (2021). Accessed May 19, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/comparison-of-knowledge-attitudes-and-practices-on-exclusive-breastfeeding-between-primiparous-and-multiparous-mothers-attending-wajir-district-hospital-wajir-county-kenya-1