International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 4, Issue 9, Part B (2018)
A study to assess the knowledge and attitude regarding donating milk to the human milk bank among postnatal mothers of selected hospital
Sangeeta Ghuge, Jayabala Aghamkar and Rupali Salvi
Health is wealth. For the good health we need good nutrition. Nutrition for babies gets from mother’s milk. Breast Milk is the safest and best protective food for infants and also the best choice to feed premature and ill babies. Superiority of human milk is due to its superior nutritive and protective value. It provides total nutrient requirement for the first six months of life. It also prevents malnutrition and allows the child to develop fully. But when there is not enough mothers’ milk available due to some reasons like mother has insufficient milk glands, has had past breast surgery or is taking medication (e.g. chemotherapy for cancer) and has an infection that could spread to her baby through breast feeding. For these babies an alternative must be sought.
Methods research approach: Research approach: Descriptive approach is used in this study. A descriptive research approach was used to assess knowledge and attitude of postnatal mothers regarding donation of milk to human milk bank. The study was conducted in selected hospitals. The sample composed of 60 postnatal mothers of selected hospitals. The sampling technique used in this study was non probability convenience method of sampling. A structured knowledge questionnaire was used for data collection.
Research design: One group pretest posttest quasi experimental design used this study.
Result: Regarding association between the baseline variables with knowledge scores it was found that there was no significant association between the demographic variables. This result indicates that the postnatal mothers are having adequate knowledge. In order to achieve the objective analysis of overall comparison of knowledge and attitude describe the result that 78.33% of the samples had excellent level of knowledge score, 21.67% had good level of knowledge score.53.33% of the samples had good level of attitude score and 46.67% had excellent level of attitude score. Its shows that postnatal mothers were having adequate knowledge and positive attitude towards the donating milk to the Human Milk Bank.
Conclusion: Findings of the study show that postnatal mothers were having adequate knowledge and attitude towards the donation of milk to the human milk bank.
How to cite this article:
Sangeeta Ghuge, Jayabala Aghamkar, Rupali Salvi. A study to assess the knowledge and attitude regarding donating milk to the human milk bank among postnatal mothers of selected hospital. Int J Appl Res 2018;4(9):94-98.