Volume 15, Number 74 (5-2008)                   daneshvarmed 2008, 15(74): 31-40 | Back to browse issues page


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Alaie N, Faghihzadeh S. Relationship of Mother Factors with Mothers' Attitude about Breast Feeding. daneshvarmed. 2008; 15 (74) :31-40
URL: http://daneshvarmed.shahed.ac.ir/article-1-246-en.html

Instructor Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahed University
Abstract:   (13226 Views)

  Background: Having positive attitude about breast feeding is a factor that mothers decide to feed their infants with their own milk. Determination of the relationship among mother factors and attitude about breast feeding.

  Materials & Methods : In this survey 300 inpatient mothers, new delivered with discharge status from Tehran city hospitals were assessed. Data was collected by questionnaire. Questionnaire included two parts: the first part was about mother factors and the second part was about mother’s attitude (Likert scale).

  Results : Based on obtained results 77% mothers had positive attitude about breast feeding. The most of negative attitude was related to breast feeding effects on mother (42.2%) and then on child (39.9%). Factors like Job, in come, kind of support people and advisors showed no significant with mothers attitude (p>0.05). Mean of mothers Attitude scores with factors of education, age, number of children, gravid times, information sources, encourager showed statistic significant difference (p<0.05).

  Conclusion: Experience of mother about breast feeding and literacy are important factors in mothers' attitude.

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