Awareness Regarding Colostrum Feeding Among Nursing Females
Colostrum feeding in Females
Keywords:Colostrum, Breast feeding, Females, Children
Colostrum is well known for helping to fight infection and promote the growth and development of the infant. The acceptance of colostrum and the frequency of colostrum feeding vary between cultures in Pakistan. Objective: To determine whether females are aware of the value of breastfeeding and colostrum feeding. Methods: Data collection was done through females attending Sheikh Zaid hospital, Rahim Yar Khan. In this cross-sectional study, non-probability convenient sampling was employed with a sample size of 100. Results: Among the women, 79 were knowledgeable about breastfeeding, whereas 21 were not. Also, 33 women started nursing right away after delivery compared to 67 who didn't. Lastly, the findings showed that just 10 women thought of colostrum as a complete source of nutrition, whereas 90 women did not have any idea. Conclusion: The findings suggests that further efforts are needed to enhance the knowledge, attitude, and practice of colostrum feeding since many mothers were unaware of the significance of colostrum and initiation of breastfeeding soon after delivery.
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