A Comparative Study on the Level of Postpartum Women's Fatigue and Breast Feeding Rate according to the Types of Rooming-in care

모자동실제 유형에 따른 산모피로도 및 모유수유율 비교

  • Kim, Youngmi (Kyung Hee University Hospital at Gangdong) ;
  • Kim, Sunghee (Red Cross College of Nursing, Chung-Ang University) ;
  • Cho, Kap-Chul (Red Cross College of Nursing, Chung-Ang University)
  • 김영미 (강동경희대학교병원) ;
  • 김성희 (중앙대학교 적십자간호대학) ;
  • 조갑출 (중앙대학교 적십자간호대학)
  • Received : 2017.01.24
  • Accepted : 2017.05.12
  • Published : 2017.05.31


This study was conducted to identify the relevance between postpartum women'sfatigue and breast-feeding rate in accordance with the types of rooming-in care at one hospital in Seoul. The data were collected by using a self-report questionnaire between June and July of 2014. All subjects were full-time rooming-in group, with 64 mothers and part time rooming-in group, 43 mothers. The collected data were analyzed using SPSS 22.0 windows program. The result supported Hypothesis 1, in which the number of full-time rooming-in group's daily breast-feeding would out number that of part time rooming-in group. Hypothesis 2, on the other hand, which was that the breast-feeding rate would differ between the full-time rooming-in and the part-time rooming-in groups was overruled. Hypothesis 3, in which the fatigue of the full-time rooming-in group would be higher than the part-time rooming-in group was supported. Hypothesis 4, in which postpartum women'sfatigue would relate to breast-feeding rate during hospitalization period was overruled. Thus, based on this research, it is suggested that rather than collectively running the full-time rooming-in care, part-time rooming-in care that is individualized with considerations to the conditions of the mothers and new-born should be considered.


Breast feeding;Full time Rooming-in care;Hospital;Part time Rooming-in care;The level of Postpartum Fatigue


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