A Study on Type of Feeding and Attitude of mothers to Breast Feeding

수유형태와 모유수유에 대한 어머니들의 태도 연구

  • Byun, Soo-Ja (Junior College of Nursing National Medical Center) ;
  • Han, Kyung-Ja (College of Nursing, Seoul National University) ;
  • Lee, Ja-Hyung (College of Nursing, Ewha Womans University)
  • 변수자 (국립의료원 간호전문대학) ;
  • 한경자 (서울대학교 간호대학) ;
  • 이자형 (이화여자대학교 간호대학)
  • Published : 1994.05.20


This study was done to investigate mother's attitude to breast feeding and the type of feeding according to the general characteristics of mother. The study sample consisted of 1696 mothers who had an infant and who were visiting five Hospitals or ten Public Health Centers in Seoul. Data was collected through a question aire from June, 1 to June, 30, 1993. The results are as follows : 1. The types of feeding were artificial feeding 2%), mixed feeding(21.7%) and breast feeding (26.1%). 2. The attitude of mothers to breast feeding was very positive for behavior tendency and cognitive attitude but the emotional attitude was low to moderate. 3. The attitude scores for the mothers were from 27 to 60 and 65% the mothers had scores that were high, 50-60 and mean was 49.86. 4. There was the significance between the general characteristics (type of delivery, obtaining in formation on breast feeding, type of feeding and baby's birth order) and the attitude score of mothers. 5. The attitude scores for the mothers by the general characteristics and type of feeding was not a 2-way interaction but the type of feeding had a main effects.