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Abstract

Breastfeeding is the “Gold standard” for infant feeding. There are several areas of biological superiority of breastfeeding and breast milk over artificial (formula) milk. Exclusive breast milk feeding is the suggested diet for term and untimely children to give ideal baby nourishment, basic immunological and mitigating advantages, and prevention from ailment and illnesses. The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative dispatched in1991, is an exertion by UNICEF and WHO to guarantee that all maternities, whether detached or in a medical clinic, become focuses of breastfeeding support. The present study aims to assess knowledge effect on postnatal mothers regarding baby friendly hospital initiative. A one group pretest posttest research design was conducted among 60 postnatal mothers. Convenient sampling technique was used to select samples. Structured knowledge questionnaire was used to assess the effectiveness of information booklet regarding Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative among postnatal mothers. The present study attempted to evaluate the effectiveness of information booklet on Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative among postnatal mothers of SMCH and found that 6(10%) had adequate, 9(15%) had moderate adequate knowledge and also 45(75%) had inadequate knowledge in pretest and 42(70%) had adequate, 12(20%) had moderate adequate knowledge and 6(10%) had inadequate knowledge in posttest and concluded that there was a significant improvement after administration of information booklet. Thus, information booklet was effective in improving the knowledge on Baby Friendly Hospital initiative among postnatal mothers.

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Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative Information booklet postnatal mothers

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Kalabarathi S, & Aarthi A. (2020). Knowledge effect on postnatal mothers regarding Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 11(SPL4), 300-303. https://doi.org/10.26452/ijrps.v11iSPL4.3789