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ISSN Print: 2394-7500, ISSN Online: 2394-5869, CODEN: IJARPF

IMPACT FACTOR (RJIF): 8.4

Vol. 8, Issue 4, Part B (2022)

Facilitators and barriers of exclusive breastfeeding practices among mother of infants in selected district

Facilitators and barriers of exclusive breastfeeding practices among mother of infants in selected district

Author(s)
Abirami Shankar, Susila C and Vijayalakshmi K
Abstract
Background: Breastfeeding provides the finest nutrients for nourished babies. It is the ideal diet for a child's growth and development. Despite the well-publicized importance of EBF in developing nations, many communities continue to have the highest percentage of illness burden due to inadequate breastfeeding.
Objectives: To determine the mother perception on facilitators and barriers of EBF practices in Kancheepuram district Sriperumbudur, Taluk.
Design and Methods: This research used a community-based cross-sectional study. The samples were gathered using a targeted sampling strategy. The data was acquired using an interviewer-administered structured questionnaire. SPSS gathered and tabulated the information. The Statistical method was adopted for the study was descriptive and inferential statistical this research used a community-based cross-sectional study. The samples were gathered using a targeted sampling strategy. The data was acquired using an interviewer-administered structured questionnaire. SPSS gathered and tabulated the information. The Statistical method was adopted for the study was descriptive and inferential statistical.
Result: The barriers for EBF result were mother are having more percentage of barrier score for the statement concern that certain food mother eat will make the baby sick 77.50% and less barrier score for the statement of score or painful nipples (22.00%). The percentage of mean score was 33.50% of physical barrier and 60.20% of psychological barrier and knowledge barrier were 55.71%.
The association of demographic, maternal and infant variables was confirmed by using one way analysis of variance ‘F’ test and student independent ‘t’ test.
Conclusion: These findings revealed that the need to modification of hospital practices such as decreasing the number of ‘c’ section and use of infant formula as well as support for initiation of breast feeding immediately after birth of the baby and continuation of EBF by health care workers and family members, could help increase breast feeding practices.
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How to cite this article:
Abirami Shankar, Susila C, Vijayalakshmi K. Facilitators and barriers of exclusive breastfeeding practices among mother of infants in selected district. Int J Appl Res 2022;8(4):90-95.
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