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Background and Objective: Mother’s knowledge about breastfeeding is a key factor. Exclusively breastfeeding practice for a period of six months is good for babies and mothers. The aim of this study was to explore breastfeeding knowledge among mothers who delivered at Srinagarind Hospital
Methods: This study was a descriptive study. The studied population were 2,339 mothers who delivered at Srinagarind Hospital during I September 2010- 29 February 2012. A sample of 248 subjects was systematically randomized selected. A questionnaire was administered via telephone interview. It was developed and included information relation to demographic data, knowledge of breastfeeding and mother recommendations. The results were analyzed by descriptive statistics including percentage, frequencies, median, interquartile range and 95% confidence intervals.
Results: The response rate was 89.9% (223/248). The study revealed that 73.5% (95%CI: 67.15, 79.10) of the respondents had a high level of knowledge regarding breastfeeding practice. Most of the mothers (99.1%, 95%CI: 96.5, 99.8) knew that breast milk can be preserved for later use, but most (84.8%%, 95%CI: 79.2, 89.1) did not know how long it could be kept in the freezer.
Conclusion: Most of the mothers who delivered at Srinagarind Hospital had a high level of knowledge regarding breastfeeding practice.
Keywords: Knowledge of breastfeeding, Mothers, Srinagarind Hospital
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