International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Obstetrics and Gynecology | India | Volume 10 Issue 9, September 2021

A Descriptive Correlational Study to Assess the Attitude of Post-Natal Mothers Regarding the Practice of Exclusive Breast Feeding to their Neo-Borne Child in Selected Rural Areas of Tripura

Dr. Ashok Kumar Dhanwal | Maitri Chaudhuri

Abstract: Background: Only 71 percent of children fewer than 6 months are exclusively breastfed and only 46 percent started breastfeeding in the first hour of life (as recommended). Materials and method: Descriptive correlational study was carried out in selected three district of Tripura. The data was collected from randomly selected three Sub-Centres under 3 primary health care centres of selected three districts and MCH clinic of one government state hospital. Result: Out of total 105 post-natal mothers, maximum were belonged to the age group of 18 to 27 years (77.14%), 49.52% of the participant?s undergone middle level of education. The value of R is 0.5023 determined a moderate positive correlation, which means there is a tendency for high attitude (variable) scores go with high Practice (variable) scores (and vice versa). The correlation between attitude and practice is exist. The P-Value is <.00001. The result is significant at p <0.05. Conclusion: Practice of Exclusive breast feeding is fully depends on the attitude of post-natal mothers. The present study findings revealed a strong positive correlation between the attitude and practice of the study samples.

Keywords: Post-natal mother; Attitude; Breastfeeding; Practice

Edition: Volume 10 Issue 9, September 2021,

Pages: 129 - 134

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