Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing
Research Article

The Adolescent Mothers About Breastfeeding Thought and Practices


Yard. Doç. Dr. Adnan Menderes Üniversitesi Aydın Sağlık Yüksekokulu

Florence Nightingale J Nurs 2014; 22: 84-93
Read: 604 Downloads: 418 Published: 16 December 2019

Aim: This research were planned in order to identify to reveal differences about breastfeeding attitudes and practices between the primipar adolescent mothers and adult mothers.

Method: In this descriptive study has taken place 254 adolescents and 223 adults mothers. Information form, breastfeeding attitude scale and breastfeeding scoring system (LATCH) were used for data collection. Data were analyzed by descriptive statistics, t-test and chi-square tests.

Results: The breast-feeding within the fi rst hour, getting help from health professionals about breastfeeding, the total score of breastfeeding attitude scale and LATCH were signifi cantly lower the adolescent from adult mothers.

Conclusion: Adolescent mothers had a negative attitude about breastfeeding than adult mothers nd are in need of more information and assistance.

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