Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Mothers Towards Exclusive Breast Feeding at Kampala International University Teaching Hospital Young Child Clinic

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

ABSTRACT ............................................................................................................i

COPYRIGHT .........................................................................................................ii

AUTHORIZATION ............................................................................................. iii

DEDICATION ......................................................................................................iv

AKNOWLEDGEMENT ........................................................................................v

TABLE OF CONTENTS ......................................................................................vi

LIST OF FIGURES...............................................................................................ix

LIST OF TABLES .................................................................................................x

DEFINITIONS OF KEY TERMS .......................................................................xii

CHAPTER ONE:...................................................................................................1

1.0. Introduction .....................................................................................................1

1.1 Background ......................................................................................................1

1.2 .problem statement ...........................................................................................4

1.3 purpose of the study ......................................................................................5

1.4. Specific objectives...........................................................................................5

1.5. Research questions..........................................................................................5

1.6. Justification of the study..................................................................................6

CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW.....................................................7

2.1. Introduction .....................................................................................................7

2.2. Knowledge of mothers towards exclusive breastfeeding ................................7

2.3. Attitudes of mothers towards exclusive breastfeeding....................................8

2.4 Practices of mothers towards exclusive breastfeeding ...................................10

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CHAPTER THREE: METHODOLOGY .........................................................13

3.1 Introduction ....................................................................................................13

3.2 study design and rationale ..............................................................................13

3.3 Study setting and rationale. ............................................................................13

3.4 Study population and rationale.......................................................................14

3.4.1 Sample size determination...........................................................................14

3.4.2 .Sampling procedures. .................................................................................15

3.4.3 Inclusion criteria..........................................................................................15

3.4.4 Exclusion criteria.........................................................................................16

3.5 Definition of variable. ....................................................................................16

3.5.1 The dependent variable. ..............................................................................16

3.5.2 The independent variable. ...........................................................................16

Practice on exclusive breastfeeding .....................................................................16

3.6 Research instruments......................................................................................16

3.7 Data collection procedure...............................................................................16

3.7.1 Data management. .......................................................................................17

3.7.2 Data analysis................................................................................................17

3.8 Ethical considerations.....................................................................................17

3.9 Limitation of the study. ..................................................................................18

3.10 Dissemination of results. ..............................................................................18

CHAPTER FOUR: RESULTS OF THE STUDY ............................................19

4.1 Introduction. ...................................................................................................19

4.2 Bio-demographic characteristics. ...................................................................19

4.3 Attitudes of mothers towards exclusive breastfeeding...................................22

4.4 Practices of mothers towards exclusive breastfeeding ...................................25

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CHAPTER FIVE: DISCUSSION OF STUDY FINDING, CONCLUSION,

RECOMMENDATIONS AND IMPLICATIONS TO NURSING PRACTICE

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5.1 Introduction ....................................................................................................28

5.1.1 Discussion of Findings. ...............................................................................28

5.1.2 Bio-demographic characteristics. ................................................................28

5.1.3 Knowledge of mothers towards exclusive breastfeeding. ...........................29

5.1.4 Attitudes of mothers towards exclusive breastfeeding................................30

5.1.5 Practices of mothers on exclusive breastfeeding.........................................32

5.2 Conclusion...................................................................................................34

5.3 Recommendation............................................................................................34

5.4 Implications to nursing practice: ....................................................................35

REFERENCES.....................................................................................................36

APPENDICES......................................................................................................40

APPENDIX 1: CONSENT FORM ......................................................................40

APPENDIX 2: QUESTIONNAIRE.....................................................................41

APPENDIX 3: INTRODUCTORY LETTER......................................................46

APPENDIX 4: MAP OF UGANDA SHOWING LOCATION OF BUSHENYI

DISTRICT............................................................................................................47

APPENDIX 5: MAP OF BUSHENYI DISTRICT SHOWING ISHAKA

MUNICIPALITY WHERE KIUTH IS LOCATED ............................................48

ABSTRACT BACKGROUD. Malnutrition is one of the leading causes of under- five mortality at a rate of 54% and exclusive breastfeeding is the only intervention currently being adopted to reverse the situation. The study aimed at assessing the knowledge, attitude and practices of mothers towards exclusive breastfeeding among mothers attending Kampala International University Teaching Hospital Young Child Clinic. METHOD. The study was conducted using descriptive cross-sectional quantitative method and 40 respondents were selected using simple random sampling method. RESULTS On assessment of knowledge 95% of mothers knew some information on EBF, only 26.3% had adequate knowledge on EBF, 65% had ever had EBF counseling and majority 46.2% got counseling from multipurpose health workers. Majority 95% of the mothers wanted to exclusively breastfeed their babies until six months. Determining the practice, 85% initiated breastfeeding within the first hour of birth, but only 16.7% exclusively breastfed until six months. CONCLUSION Breastfeeding attitude was good but knowledge and practices were poor, as only 26.3% of 95% of mothers had adequate knowledge on EBF and only 16.7% EBF until six months. Therefore there is need to put in place strategies that target improving maternal knowledge and practices on EBF.

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EVALINE, A (2022). Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Mothers Towards Exclusive Breast Feeding at Kampala International University Teaching Hospital Young Child Clinic. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/knowledge-attitudes-and-practices-of-mothers-towards-exclusive-breast-feeding-at-kampala-international-university-teaching-hospital-young-child-clinic

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EVALINE, AUMA "Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Mothers Towards Exclusive Breast Feeding at Kampala International University Teaching Hospital Young Child Clinic" Afribary. Afribary, 25 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/knowledge-attitudes-and-practices-of-mothers-towards-exclusive-breast-feeding-at-kampala-international-university-teaching-hospital-young-child-clinic. Accessed 01 Dec. 2022.

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EVALINE, AUMA . "Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Mothers Towards Exclusive Breast Feeding at Kampala International University Teaching Hospital Young Child Clinic". Afribary, Afribary, 25 Aug. 2022. Web. 01 Dec. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/knowledge-attitudes-and-practices-of-mothers-towards-exclusive-breast-feeding-at-kampala-international-university-teaching-hospital-young-child-clinic >.

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EVALINE, AUMA . "Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Mothers Towards Exclusive Breast Feeding at Kampala International University Teaching Hospital Young Child Clinic" Afribary (2022). Accessed December 01, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/knowledge-attitudes-and-practices-of-mothers-towards-exclusive-breast-feeding-at-kampala-international-university-teaching-hospital-young-child-clinic