Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ASMS)(ISSN: 2582-0931)

Research Article Volume 5 Issue 10

Knowledge of Nurses about Human Milk and Milk Banking

Pankaj Ray* and Siba Thakali

Department of Pediatrics, Hospital for Advanced Medicine and Surgery (HAMS Hospital), Kathmandu Nepal

*Corresponding Author: Pankaj Ray, Department of Pediatrics, Hospital for Advanced Medicine and Surgery (HAMS Hospital), Kathmandu Nepal. E-mail:

Received: July 05, 2021; Published: Octber 28, 2021


Exclusive breast feeding is recommended for first 6 months of life. Breast milk can be continued upto 2 years and beyond as well. Unfortunately all mothers cannot breast feed their babies due to various causes related to mother and newborn. Breast milk can be stored and even donor milk can be used for feeding the newborns. For this purpose nurses should have information about human milk and its banking. The study aims to assess the nurse’s knowledge about human milk and its banking.

Methods: Quantitative, non-experimental descriptive research approach was used to assess the knowledge nurses about human milk and its banking that was conducted in a tertiary level hospital in Kathmandu Nepal. Knowledge was assessed using self- structured questionnaire. Data was analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistical methods.

Results: Study depicts that majority of nurses have adequate knowledge about human milk and milk banking.

Conclusion: Despite the satisfactory knowledge of nurses, there should be provision of in service training and symposium at regular interval to keep update knowledge and efficient working. 

Keywords: Human Milk; Human Milk Banking; Knowledge; Nurses


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Citation: Pankaj Ray and Siba Thakali. “Knowledge of Nurses about Human Milk and Milk Banking”.Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 5.8 (2021): 25-30.


Copyright: © 2021 Pankaj Ray and Siba Thakali. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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