Evaluation of the effect of breastfeeding training given in antenatal period on breastfeeding knowledge level and breastfeeding self-efficacy scale Antenatal dönemde verilen emzirme eğitiminin emzirme bilgi düzeyi ve emzirme öz yeterlilik ölçeğine etkisinin değerlendirilmesi


SELVİ Y. , DESDİCİOĞLU R. , Eray I. K.

Ankara Medical Journal, vol.21, no.1, pp.12-21, 2021 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.5505/amj.2021.49140
  • Title of Journal : Ankara Medical Journal
  • Page Numbers: pp.12-21

Abstract

© 2021 Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University.Objectives: Breast milk is the physiological food that contains the nutrients the baby needs. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of breastfeeding training on breastfeeding knowledge levels and self-efficacy scale and to emphasize the importance of breastfeeding. Materials and Methods: Our study was a cross-sectional study. 409 women aged between 18-34 years who were admitted to the obstetrics policlinics of Ankara Atatürk Training and Research Hospital between October 1, and December 1, 2018, were reached. All women who participated in the study were administered a questionnaire assessing their knowledge of breastfeeding. The antenatal self-efficacy scale was applied to pregnant women and the postnatal self-efficacy scale was applied to postnatal women. Results: For pregnant women, a statistically significant difference was observed between the groups in terms of the mean scores of the breastfeeding self-efficacy scale (57.81±9.97 and 47.22±12.40 p=0,005). A statistically significant difference was observed between the groups in terms of the knowledge level of breastfeeding (7.61±1.25 and 6.77±1.73 p<0,001). A statistically significant difference was observed between the groups in terms of the average awareness about the benefits of breastfeeding. For the postnatal women, a statistically significant difference was observed between the groups in terms of the mean scores of the breastfeeding self-efficacy scale. (58.98±6.74 and 49.44±8.83 p<0,001). No statistically significant difference was observed between the groups in terms of breastfeeding attitude level (5.74±078 and 5.51±1.09 p=0,195). Conclusion: The quality of education should be increased, and more support should be given to the mother's breastfeeding process in the postpartum period.