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Korean Journal of Child Health Nursing 2003;9(4):368-375.
A Study of Predictors of Breastfeeding.
Sun Ok Lee, Eun Soon Chung, Suk Hee Ahn, Gil Nam Moon, Nam Hee Park
1Department of Nursing Research Institute of Nursing Science, Pusan National University, Korea. so9265@netian.com
2Department of Nursing, College of Medicine, Pusan National University, Korea.
3Il Sin Christian Hosipital, Korea.
Abstract
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine rate of breastfeeding practice at 3 months and to examine predictors for breastfeeding practice. METHOD: Study subjects were 114 mothers who gave birth at one hospital in Busan area. Data regarding breastfeeding practice and potentially related factors to breastfeeding were collected through a self-administered questionaire at 1 weeks and a telephone survey at 3 months. Logistic regression was used to identifiy significant the predictors on breastfeeding practice. RESULT: Rate of breastfeeding practice was 46.5% at three months of postpartum. The significant predictors for performing breastfeeding were lower the experience of breastfeeding trouble problem(OR=.88 compared with breastfeeding women, 95% CI; 78-.99), higher first breastfeeding satisfaction (OR=1.81 compared with non-breastfeeding women, 95% CI; 1.08-3.32), higher breastfeeding confidence(OR=1.84 compared with non-breastfeeding women, 95% CI; 1.08-3.32). CONCLUSION: The findings suggest the necessity of support program for mothers during the positive postpartum period to provide correct information about breastfeeding knowledge and attitude and to teach problem-solving skills for any breastfeeding problems for highere rate of breastfeeding practice.
Key words: Breastfeeding; Satisfaction; Confidence; Problem
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