HomeJPAIR Multidisciplinary Research Journalvol. 3 no. 1 (2009)

Breastfeeding Practices among Mothers in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon

Neil M. Martin | Ailyn G. Apdian | C. Cahulogan | Aerene V. Camungao | Madelina C. Dadulas | Dyan Kris C. Homol | Anna Lorraine B. Pascual

Discipline: Social Science, Humanities

 

Abstract:

The study conducted at the Obstetrical (OB) Ward of Bukidnon Provincial Hospital in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon, aimed to determine the breastfeeding practices among select mothers. It also seeks to determine the profile of the select mothers on breastfeeding practices in terms of knowledge and attitudes; to describe their breastfeeding practices, and to relate knowledge and attitude and breastfeeding practices of select mothers. This descriptive research utilized the coefficient and correlation to test the significant relationship between the two variables. Results show that mothers mostly learn more of breastfeeding from the health workers, especially the nurses. Most mothers know more on the advantages than the disadvantages of breastfeeding. Most first time mothers breastfeed their babies as scheduled. Regarding cleanliness attitude, most of the mothers usually clean their breast after breastfeeding. Most of the mothers also prefer cleaning alcohol than with water, soap and cotton balls. In terms on their positions while breastfeeding, most mothers prefer side lying. Mothers also let their babies burp after breastfeeding. Most of the select mothers make sure that the baby's chest is directly to theirs. Using the 2-tailed significance, correlation coefficient and probability level shows a moderate relationship between attitude and practice, but knowledge shows a highly significant relationship with the practices among select mothers.