A Prishanthini Anto1 and Manjubala Dash2*
1Staff Nurse, SRMC, Chennai, India
2Professor and Head, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Nursing, Mother Theresa Post Graduate and Research Institute of Health Sciences, Government of Puducherry Institution, Puducherry, India
*Corresponding Author: Manjubala Dash, Professor and Head, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Nursing, Mother Theresa Post Graduate and Research Institute of Health Sciences, Government of Puducherry Institution, Puducherry, India.
Received: July 24, 2018; Published: August 09, 2018
Citation: A Prishanthini Anto and Manjubala Dash. “Early Initiation of Breastfeeding on Outcome of Third Stage of Labour among the Intra-Natal Mothers at Rggw&Ch, Puducherry”. Acta Scientific Pediatrics 1.2 (2018).
Introduction: Breast feeding is the first fundamental right of the child. WHO estimates that 1.5 million infant lives could be saved each year through increased breast feedings. One -fifth of neonatal deaths could be prevented by early initiation of exclusive breast feeding. Breast feeding within the first hour.
Objectives of the study
1. To initiate breastfeeding of the newborn as soon as possible in the experimental group
2. To evaluate the effectiveness of early initiation of breast feeding on outcome of third stage of labour in the experimental group in comparison with control group
Research Approach and Design: The research approach is quantitative research approach and the design is only post-test with two group experimental design, adopted for this Study. Sample Size Selected For This Study Was 60 Intra-natal Mothers (30 In Experimental Group, 30 in Control Group).
Result and Findings: In relation to the demographic and obstetrical variables it showed that 21 (70%), 12 (40%), 7 (23.3%), 15 (50%), 2 (6.7%) and 3 (10%) mothers were in the age group of 20 - 25, 26 - 30, 31 - 35 years in the control and experimental group respectively. The mean duration of third stage and amount of blood loss was 10.27 ± 2.92, 3.57 ± 1.52 and 302.67 ± 33.41, 198.33 ± 25.74 with the mean difference of 6.7 minutes and 104.34 ml in the control group and experimental group respectively. The calculated ‘t value is 14.08 and 11.11 (‘p’ < 0.000) was statistically significant in the duration of third stage and amount of blood loss in the experimental group.
Conclusion: It was inferred that there is a positive effect of early initiation of breast feeding on duration of third stage and the amount of blood loss in the experimental group.
Keywords: Early Initiation; Breastfeeding; 3rd Stage of Labour; Intra-natal Mothers
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