The Effect Of Breast Milk Insufficiency Perception On Exclusive Breastfeeding Among Nursing Mothers At Ketu South Municipal Hospital

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ABSTRACT

Background :Inadequate breastfeeding of infants leads to poor nutrition among them, which adversely affect their development. The perception that breast milk alone is insufficient for growth and development of infants presents a major challenge to the practice of exclusive breastfeeding for six months by nursing mothers.

Objective: To assess the effect of mothers perception of insufficient breast milk as insufficient food on exclusive breast feeding among mothers of infants aged 6-12 months attending CWC in Ketu South Municipal Hospital

Methods: The study was a facility based cross-sectional design and quantitative data collection approach using structured questionnaire. Nursing mothers with infants aged 6-12 months were interviewed using structured questionnaire and a consecutive sampling technique at the Ketu South Municipal Hospital. The prevalence of exclusive breastfeeding and mothers’ perception of insufficient breast milk among the nursing mothers were also determined. Descriptive statistics such as means ± SD, frequency and percentages were used to describe demographic characteristics of the study population. Logistic regression analysis was conducted to determine the association between the independent and dependent variables. Odds Ratio (OR) was calculated for each of the independent variables and statistical significance was accepted at a 5% probability level (p ≤0.05).

RESULTS: Binary logistic regression models showed that the effect of mother’s perception of insufficient breast milk was significantly predictive of exclusive breastfeeding (p

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APA

Library, T. & NUTASSEY, V (2021). The Effect Of Breast Milk Insufficiency Perception On Exclusive Breastfeeding Among Nursing Mothers At Ketu South Municipal Hospital. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/the-effect-of-breast-milk-insufficiency-perception-on-exclusive-breastfeeding-among-nursing-mothers-at-ketu-south-municipal-hospital

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Library, The Public Access, and VIVIAN NUTASSEY "The Effect Of Breast Milk Insufficiency Perception On Exclusive Breastfeeding Among Nursing Mothers At Ketu South Municipal Hospital" Afribary. Afribary, 26 May. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/the-effect-of-breast-milk-insufficiency-perception-on-exclusive-breastfeeding-among-nursing-mothers-at-ketu-south-municipal-hospital. Accessed 02 Oct. 2022.

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Library, The Public Access, and VIVIAN NUTASSEY . "The Effect Of Breast Milk Insufficiency Perception On Exclusive Breastfeeding Among Nursing Mothers At Ketu South Municipal Hospital". Afribary, Afribary, 26 May. 2021. Web. 02 Oct. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/the-effect-of-breast-milk-insufficiency-perception-on-exclusive-breastfeeding-among-nursing-mothers-at-ketu-south-municipal-hospital >.

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Library, The Public Access and NUTASSEY, VIVIAN . "The Effect Of Breast Milk Insufficiency Perception On Exclusive Breastfeeding Among Nursing Mothers At Ketu South Municipal Hospital" Afribary (2021). Accessed October 02, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/the-effect-of-breast-milk-insufficiency-perception-on-exclusive-breastfeeding-among-nursing-mothers-at-ketu-south-municipal-hospital