Effectiveness of Lactational Counseling on Breast Engorgement and Newborn Feeding Behavior among Primigravidae at Sri Ramachandra Hospital

Ms. Reena, Dr. S. Rajeswari, Mrs. R. Sumathi
2015 Journal of Medical Science And clinical Research  
This research study was to assess the effectiveness of the lactation counselling on breast engorgement and newborn feeding behaviour among primigraavidae at Sri Ramachandra Hospital. The research design chosen for the study was non equivalent quasi-experimental posttest control group design. Primigravidae who are admitted for safe confinement were the participants. Study group received lactation, whereas control group received the routine care from the health care professionals. Breast
more » ... nt and new born feeding behaviour were assessed during first 3 days of postnatal period using breast engorgement assessment scale and new born feeding behaviour assessment tool respectively Data were analysed using standardized technique. The significant difference found on breast engorgement and newborn breastfeeding behaviour among primigravidae at p<0.001. Thus the study proved that the effectiveness of lactation counselling on the breast engorgement and the newborn breastfeeding technique among primigravidae.
doi:10.18535/jmscr/v3i9.15 fatcat:ivuddbhafrcoze5rdbuzxn2zoi