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Scirj Volume VIII, Issue I, January 2020 Edition
ISSN: 2201-2796

Knowledge, Practice and Challenges of Exclusive Breastfeeding among working mothers attending antenatal clinic in Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idiaraba

Ogunmodi Oluwatosin Adebayo , Daniel Grace Omolade , Ajala Cecelia Kehinde , Shittu Fatimah Folashade, Nnademere Christian Chiemeka

Abstract: The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life and continuation of breastfeeding and adequate complementary foods for up to two years of age or beyond. The objective of this study was to assess the knowledge, practice and challenges of exclusive breastfeeding among working mothers attending antenatal clinic in Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-araba. Using a descriptive research design and a self structured questionnaire, data was collected from 189 respondents, presented in frequency tables, interpreted and analysed using the statistical production for service solution (SPSS) version 20. Result showed that more than half of the respondents (53.4%) are within the age range 33-37 years and a majority (94.7%) were married, most (68.8%) practice Christianity, majority (62.4%) had the secondary level of educational qualification, more than half (59.8%) were self employed with almost half (49.7%) earning an average income status. In this study, majority of the respondents (62.4%) have good knowledge on exclusive breastfeeding and most (63%) got their information from the hospital, likewise majority (59.8%) have good practice of breastfeeding.

Reference this Paper: Knowledge, Practice and Challenges of Exclusive Breastfeeding among working mothers attending antenatal clinic in Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idiaraba by Ogunmodi Oluwatosin Adebayo , Daniel Grace Omolade , Ajala Cecelia Kehinde , Shittu Fatimah Folashade, Nnademere Christian Chiemeka published at: "Scientific Research Journal (Scirj), Volume VIII, Issue I, January 2020 Edition, Page 45-74 ".

Search Terms: Knowledge, Practice, Challenges, Exclusive Breastfeeding, Working mothers

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