International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 11 Issue 4, April 2022 | Rating: 5.2 / 10


Assess the Knowledge of Newborn Care among Postnatal Mothers in Selected Area of Reckjoani, Rajarhat, Kolkata

Sayani Samanta | Smriti Majumder | Sunanda Nanda | Tamalika Panja | Sudeshna Sardar | Tania Nandi | N. Suniakumari Devi


Abstract: A descriptive study was conducted on assessment of knowledge of newborn care among the postnatal mothers in selected area of Recjoani, Rajarhat, Kolkata. The objectives were to assess the knowledge level of postnatal mother about newborn care in terms of breastfeeding and prevention of hypothermia and to determine the association of knowledge with selected demographic variables (age, education, occupation, income, types of family). The Non probability purposive sampling technique was used to select 30 samples. Data were collected using structured interview schedule. The findings of the study revealed that 43.33% participant were belong to 23-27 yrs age, 83.33% participants were studied secondary level education and 83.33% participants were having problem in breastfeeding technique, poor knowledge on advantage of breast feeding and causes, assess and home management of hypothermia. Hence these findings provide researcher with new insight to look into why the mothers do not practice their knowledge to have a better outcome of the neonate. The study has implications in nursing education, nursing practice, nursing administration and nursing research. Based on the findings further studies were recommended. This work will help for understanding of the factors for maintenance of breastfeeding and to prevent hypothermia among the postnatal mothers in rural area.


Keywords: Knowledge, Postnatal Mothers, Newborn, Breast feeding


Edition: Volume 11 Issue 4, April 2022,


Pages: 831 - 834


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