A Study of Predictors of Breastfeeding

모유수유실천 예측요인

  • Lee Sun-Ok (Department of Nursing Research Institute of Nursing Science, Pusan National University) ;
  • Chung Eun-Soon (Department of Nursing, College of Medicine, Pusan National University) ;
  • Ahn Suk-Hee (Department of Nursing, College of Medicine, Pusan National University) ;
  • Moon Gil-Nam (IL Sin Christian Hosipital) ;
  • Park Nam-Hee (Department of Nursing Research Institute of Nursing Science, Pusan National University)
  • Published : 2003.10.01

Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine rate of breastfeeding practice at 3 months and to examine predictors for breastfeeding practice. Method: Study subjects were 114 mothers who gave birth at one hospital in Busan area. Data regarding breastfeeding practice and potentially related factors to breastfeeding were collected through a self-administered questionaire at 1 weeks and a telephone survey at 3 months. Logistic regression was used to identifiy significant the predictors on breastfeeding practice. Result: Rate of breastfeeding practice was 46.5% at three months of postpartum. The significant predictors for performing breastfeeding were lower the experience of breastfeeding trouble problem(OR=.88 compared with breastfeeding women, 95% CI; 78-.99), higher first breastfeeding satisfaction (OR=1.81 compared with non-breastfeeding women, 95% CI; 1.08-3.32), higher breastfeeding confidence(OR=1.84 compared with non-breastfeeding women, 95% CI; 1.08-3.32). Conclusion: The findings suggest the necessity of support program for mothers during the positive postpartum period to provide correct information about breastfeeding knowledge and attitude and to teach problem-solving skills for any breastfeeding problems for highere rate of breastfeeding practice