International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Management | Uganda | Volume 6 Issue 4, April 2017


Factors Influencing Exclusive Breast Feeding Practices among Nurses in Mulago National Referral Hospital Kampala District

Agwang Agnes | Nalubega Haspher.K | John Charles Okiria [16]


Abstract: The aim of this study was to determine the factors influencing exclusive breast feeding practices among the nurses in Mulago National Referral Hospital. A descriptive cross-sectional study design was adopted, using quantitative and qualitative data collection methods to obtain data from 138 nurses and 4 key informants using a semi structured questionnaires and FGD. The results showed that Marital status (X2 = 2.85, OR, 1.06, p-value 0.009) and income (X2 = 0.56, OR1.74, p-value, 0.007). These were the socio-demographic factors that were significantly associated with exclusive breast feeding among nurses, Among the institutional factors were, maternity leave (X2 = 0.21, OR, 1.52, p-value 0.001), availability of breast feeding rooms (X2 = 1.09, OR, 1.95, p-value 0.02), work schedule (X2 = 0.59, OR, 2.76, p-value 0.006) and salary (X2 = 0.45, OR, 2.54, p-value 0.003) and among the medical factors that were significant were, Breast problem (X2 = 0.80, OR, 1.50, p-value 0.004) and mode of delivery X2 = 1.95, OR, 1.10, p-value 0.001). The study recommends enactment of policies that enhance exclusive breast feeding at the workplace.


Keywords: Exclusive breast feeding, Nurses, socio demographics, Institutional factors, medical factors


Edition: Volume 6 Issue 4, April 2017,


Pages: 485 - 489

Factors Influencing Exclusive Breast Feeding Practices among Nurses in Mulago National Referral Hospital Kampala District


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Agwang Agnes, Nalubega Haspher.K, John Charles Okiria, "Factors Influencing Exclusive Breast Feeding Practices among Nurses in Mulago National Referral Hospital Kampala District", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=ART20172174, Volume 6 Issue 4, April 2017, 485 - 489, #ijsrnet

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