Background: Breast feeding is an ideal feeding type
for most infants and mothers. We evaluated the effect of early breast-feeding and prenatal education of breast- feeding
in maintenance of breast-feeding practice after delivery. Methods: Eighty two
pregnant women who experienced vaginal
delivery were recruited from the department of obstetrics and gynecology
of a university hospital between January 2006 and October 2006. These
differences among variables were determined using SPSS ver. 10.0 (SPSS Inc.,
Chicago, IL, USA). Follow-up telephone interviews were conducted 1 week and 4
weeks after delivery to check feeding method for baby and other complications. Results: We calculated the correlations
among the pregnant women’s age, height, and
weight, abortion experience, the
newborn’s weight, and social factors using ANOVA. There was no
statistically significant relationship between
early breast-feeding and maintenance of breast-feeding practice. Conclusions:
Antenatal and post- partum period education about breast-feeding is necessary
for breast-feeding practice maintenance. Further studies in developing educational
programs are needed.
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Kim, T. , Lee, H. , Park, J. , Jang, S. and Kim, M. (2013) Effects of early breastfeeding education on maintenance of breastfeeding practice: A prospective observational study. Open Journal of Nursing, 3, 209-213. doi: 10.4236/ojn.2013.32028.
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