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Cover page of the Journal of Health Sciences
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 211-217

“Mothers knowledge and attitude on feeding of banked human milk among infants” with view to develop an information booklet”

Department of Child Health Nursing, KAHER Institute of Nursing Sciences, Belagavi, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Gavishiddhayya B Salimath
Department of Child Health Nursing, KAHER Institute of Nursing Sciences, Nehru Nagar, Belagavi - 590 010, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/kleuhsj.kleuhsj_123_20

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INTRODUCTION: Donor breastfeeding is the best natural feeding. Especially in high-risk and preterm infants, donor breast milk is the best source of nutrition. The benefits of breastfeeding for the neonates are already known; when mother breast milk is not flowing due to some medical conditions, then the alternative best source donor breast milk. OBJECTIVES: The objective of the study was to assess the knowledge and attitude of mothers on feeding of banked human milk among infants and also to find out associations with sociodemographic variables. METHODOLOGY: The study was conducted at KLE'S Dr. Prabhakar Kore Hospital among 100 postnatal mothers with a convenient sampling method. A self-structured questionnaire was prepared on knowledge and attitude among mothers of infants regarding feeding of banked human milk. RESULTS: The results revealed that 9 (9%) mothers had high knowledge, 42 (42%) mothers had medium knowledge, and 49% of them had low knowledge, and 66% of the mothers had medium attitude, 21% mothers had low levels of attitude, and 13% of mothers had a high attitude toward feeding of banked human milk among infants. CONCLUSION: Our study assessed different levels of knowledge and attitude and created awareness on donating and accepting of breast milk from milk banks among the mothers of infants toward feeding of banked among infants.

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