International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
Since Year 2012 | Open Access | Double Blind Reviewed

ISSN: 2319-7064




Downloads: 144

Research Paper | Pediatrics | Nepal | Volume 6 Issue 12, December 2017


Knowledge and Practice Regarding Colostrums Feeding to Newborn among Reproductive Age Group (15-49) Years Women

Manoj Prasad Kushwaha [2] | Bindu G. C. | Binisha Sinha [2]


Abstract: Background & Objective Breastfeeding and colostrum remains the best food for the baby from the time immemorial. Thus, this study aims to assess the knowledge and practice regarding colostrum feeding among reproductive age group women. Materials & Method A descriptive cross-sectional study with 157 reproductive age group women was carried out in Ward No 2 of Tilottama Municipality. Consecutive Sampling Technique using pre-tested self-prepared interview schedule was used for the data collection. Collected data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics Results The study revealed that about 45 % of the respondents belong to age group (26-35) years. Majority (90.4 %) of the respondents were following Hindu religion. About 41 % of the respondents were Brahmins. Nearly 71 % of the respondents were house-makers and 75 % were living in joint family. Majority (91 %) was literate and more than half of the respondents had 2 children. About 77 % of the children were born at hospital and about 75 % of the respondents had spontaneous vaginal delivery. The main sources of information about colostrum feeding were media, relatives, institutional delivery and friend. Nearly 87 % of the respondents fed colostrum to their baby. The knowledge and practice regarding colostrum feeding was found to be better among mothers whose mode of delivery was spontaneous vaginal delivery and place of delivery was institution. Conclusion The study concluded that the respondent had the adequate knowledge and practice regarding colostrum feeding. There are the different factors responsible for colostrum feeding practices like educating women and making them aware about the importance of colostrum feeding, family encouragement, health assistance, and awareness from different medias.


Keywords: Knowledge, practice, colostrum feeding


Edition: Volume 6 Issue 12, December 2017,


Pages: 1034 - 1037


How to Cite this Article?

Manoj Prasad Kushwaha, Bindu G. C., Binisha Sinha, "Knowledge and Practice Regarding Colostrums Feeding to Newborn among Reproductive Age Group (15-49) Years Women", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Volume 6 Issue 12, December 2017, pp. 1034-1037, https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=13121702

How to Share this Article?






Similar Articles with Keyword 'Knowledge'

Downloads: 149

Research Paper, Pediatrics, India, Volume 4 Issue 5, May 2015

Pages: 529 - 531

Effect of Animated Presentation in Knowledge on Personal Hygiene among Children at Government Primary School, Thiruvellore

Dr. M. A. Sahbanathul Missiriya

Share this Article

Downloads: 3

Research Paper, Pediatrics, India, Volume 11 Issue 3, March 2022

Pages: 1185 - 1188

Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Program on Knowledge regarding Pediatric Emergency Drugs and Calculation of Doses among Final Year B.Sc. (N) Students

Mary Daniel [2] | Dr. Radhika .M [2]

Share this Article


Top