Assessment of Exclusive Breast Feeding Practice and Factors Affecting it Among Mothers who Provided Kangaroo Mother Care to Their Preterm Infants In Black Lion Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopi
Dessalegne, Berhanu (Professor)
Kangaroo mother care is a universally available and biologically sound method of care for all
newborns, particularly for premature babies. It facilitates longer duration of breast feeding and has
great effect on improving the health of the neonate in babies submitted to KMC.
This study was carried out to assess exclusive breast feeding practice, association between KMC
and exclusive breast feeding and factors affecting it among mothers who provided kangaroo mother
care to their preterm infants.
Methods and materials: A cross sectional study design was conducted among 297 preterm infants
who were practiced exclusive breast feeding with their mothers who were under Kangaroo mother
care in Black lion hospital high risk follow up clinic, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Data were collected
using interviewer administered structured, pretested questionnaire and entry was made by Epidata
vertion3.1 & analyzed using SPSS window version 20 soft ware. Logistic regression model was
used to determine independent determinants of kangaroo mother care.
Results: In these study 297 mothers performed kangaroo mother care and the infants that
practiced exclusive breast feeding were 166 (55.9%) and p=.000 at the time of hospital
discharge.76.1% of the Mothers initiated KMC immediately. 73.1% were practiced KMC
continuously in a day. The respondents who were started KMC immediately were 2.3 times
increase in breast feeding by KMC.[AOR 2.303, 95% CI 0.871, 6.078] P <0.5. The respondents
practiced KMC continuously at home were14.266 times increased to practice exclusive breast
feeding,[ (AOR 14.266, 95% CI (3.516, 57.878)] The mothers who got problem during their
home stay were 0.222 times less to practice exclusive breast feeding KMC at home [AOR
0.222, 95%CI .076, .652].
Conclusion: The study shows the importance of KMC during the initiation of exclusive breast
feeding immediately after delivery and continued at home for breast feeding duration. Hence,
KMC has empowering effects on the process of breast feeding in preterm infants.
Breast Feeding Practice
Addis Ababa University
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Addis Ababa - University of Addis Ababa
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