Mother’s Knowledge and Practices Concerning Early Colostrum Feeding in Erbil Governorate: A Comparative Study

S. Hasan, Shukir (2021) Mother’s Knowledge and Practices Concerning Early Colostrum Feeding in Erbil Governorate: A Comparative Study. Advances in Health Sciences Research.

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The first milk called colostrum is the promotes a baby’s growth and development. The objective of the study is to explore the level of knowledge and practices among mothers in three different areas, and compare between related areas regarding first colostrum feeding, in the Erbil governorate- Iraqi Kurdistan region. A descriptive study was conducted in three selected provinces in Erbil Governorate. During the period started on 2nd of Jan. to the end of May. 2019. non-probability of 400 normal vaginal delivered in the three general hospitals were recruited. A special tool was constructed by researchers, a direct interview was adapted. Data collection was done and entered into the computer. A special SPSS software version 23 was used to analyzing the data, including frequency, chi-square, and two-tailed t-test to access the purpose of the study. The study found that the mothers in Shaqlawa city were more knowledgeable, compared with mothers in another two areas Erbil city and Koy-Sanjaq city. However, mothers in all three provinces were not practiced colostrum feeding after birth. statistically, a significant association was found between the mother’s knowledge and residency areas, SES, age, and level of education. And found a statistical association between mothers’ practices and SES, age of mothers, and level of education. The study found a statistically significant difference between Erbil city and Koy�Sanjaq city; between Shaqlawa city and Koy-Sanjaq city concerning mothers’ practices respectively, while non�statistically differences were found between Erbil mothers and Shaqlawa mothers, non-statistically significant differences between practices of Erbil city mothers and Shaqlawa city mothers. Whereas the study reveals statistically differences between Erbil city mothers, Koy-Sanjaq city mothers, also found a non-statistically significant difference among mothers in Koy-Sanjaq and Shaqlawa regarding knowledge. The mothers in Shaqlawa city had better knowledge and all three districts complained of poor practices regarding colostrum feeding, baby-friendly hospital is recommended for all provinces in Erbil governorate.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Infant, Mothers, Knowledge, Colostrum, Nutrients.
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Depositing User: ePrints deposit
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2022 08:59
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2022 08:59

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