Knowledge and Attitude about Breast Milk Banking among Final Year B.Sc. Nursing Students

Asha Vinod Bhat
2017 International Journal of Nursing & Midwifery Research  
Breast Milk is the first food in life which ensures that infants and young children get a healthy and nutritious start in life. In India, most of the mothers are unaware of expression and storage of breast milk, which leads to inadequate provision of mother's milk to the baby resulting in disturbed health status of the child as the mother returns to her employment. Objectives: To assess the knowledge and attitude of B.Sc. Nursing students regarding breast milk banking and to determine the
more » ... ation of knowledge and attitude with selected demographic variables. Methods: Descriptive design was adopted. Data was collected by using a self-administered questionnaire prepared by the researcher from the 110 final year nursing students studying in three different nursing colleges of Belagavi. The sampling technique used for the study was non-probability sampling technique [purposive] and data was summarized and evaluated by differential and inferential statistics. Results: There was hundred percent response rate. Of the total students, 64% students had average Knowledge, 33% had good knowledge and 3% had poor knowledge. Regarding the attitude, majority of students had positive attitude (88.2%) and (11.8%) had neutral attitude.
doi:10.24321/2455.9318.201706 fatcat:3olpp6levvdc7lwjvcsc75d7xy