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Knowledge levels of women at early postpartum period for baby care practice: A hospital-based study from Karabuk city


This study was performed to determine knowledge status and education requirements of women at early postpartum period for baby care practice. Method: This descriptive and sectional study was performed with 153 women in maternity clinic of a training and research hospital. Data were collected by a questionnaire form including 32 questions between March 1-May 1, 2015. Results: It is stated by 43.1% of the women that they have not taken sufficient antenatal care. While information source of 69.4% of the group for baby care was family elders, it was healthcare professionals for 25.7%. It was observed that getting sufficient antenatal care did not affect the source of knowledge for baby care (p=0.943). While 24.2% of the women declared that it was required to breastfeed the baby for less than six months and 54.9% stated that supplementary food should be started before six months, it was determined that mothers supported traditional practices such as baby salting/addition of salt into bathing water (41.2%) and swaddling the baby (22.2%). Breast milk and breastfeeding techniques were in the first place (41.8%) among the topics that mothers required education. Conclusion: This study shows that women have lack of knowledge about baby care and they require education for various topics on baby care.

Yayınlandığı Kaynak : Uluslararası Hakemli Kadın Hastalıkları ve Anne Çocuk Sağlığı Dergisi (JACSD)
  • Yıl : 2018
  • DOI : 10.17367/JACSD.2018.2.XX88
  • Cilt : 5
  • ISSN : 2148-4775
  • Sayı : 13
  • eISSN : 2149-245X
  • Sayfa Aralığı : 58-78
  • IO Kayıt No : 77273
  • Yayıncı : Güven Plus Grup A.Ş.