Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Breast feeding


“A STUDY OF BREAST FEEDING PRACTICES AND TECHNIQUES AMONG LACTATING MOTHERS HAVING INFANTS LESS THAN SIX MONTHS OF AGE IN JABALPUR CITY OF MADHYA PRADESH, INDIA”

Dr. Neeraj Rai, Dr. Rajesh Tiwari, Dr. Priyanka Soni, Dr. Ritika Agrawal

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 4, Pages 1807-1814

Introduction Breastfeeding confers short-term and long-term benefits on both child and mother. The prevalence of suboptimal breast feeding practices is very high in developing countries. Previous studies revealed that infant mortality rates in developing countries are 5-10 times higher among children who have not been breast fed, or who have been breast fed for less than 6 months. Effective breast feeding technique (Right positioning and good attachment of baby) is the key to success of breast feeding because it facilitates milk production and milk release. Thus Present study was done to assess the breast feeding techniques & Practices.
Methodology: A cross sectional observational study was conducted in Garha region of Jabalpur city between Septembers to December 2015. Interview of 102 lactating mothers of infants aged < 6 months was conducted at their home using a predesigned and pretested questionnaire along with observation and assessment of infant’s positioning, attachment & suckling as per IMNCI guideline.

In a tertiary care centre, the study examined breast cancer risk factors, clinical presentation, and treatment

Sravanthi Yerragolla, T. Spandana, Swathi Cheruku, Bayya Praveena .; Manish Shah, Priyanka .

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 3194-3198

Background: The most frequent type of cancer among women is breast cancer. In terms of total cancers, it is ranked second. Many risk factors are linked to it. Breast cancer can manifest itself in a variety of ways, ranging from invasive carcinoma to non-invasive carcinoma.
Aim and objective: To explore the risk factors, clinical presentation, and management of breast cancer, 100 patients with diagnosed breast cancer were evaluated in a tertiary care centre. Data was gathered using a pre-tested questionnaire. Demographic characteristics, clinical presentation, risk factors, and breast cancer management were all collected. Data was evaluated using statistical tests.
Results and discussion: All of the patients had a lump in their breast (100 percent). A lump with pain was detected in 21% of the patients. The most prevalent histopathological type was infiltrating duct carcinoma (97 percent). The majority of the patients (56 percent) were in stage II, followed by stage I. (23 percent). The patient's average age was 52.21±4.6 years. Menarche occurred at an average age of 13.86±1.8 years. The average age of menopause was 46.3±4.31. The average number of months spent breastfeeding was 36.41±5.62. A modified radical mastectomy was provided to 51% of patients, while total mastectomy was offered to 23%.

Impact of Early Skin-To-Skin Contact among Cesarean Section Mother on Breastfeeding,Neonatal Adaptation and Maternal Satisfaction

Aditi Bose; Kalyani Rath; Niharibala Nayak

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2021, Volume 8, Issue 2, Pages 2040-2046

Background- Early skin-to-skin contact (SSC) after birth is a physiological practice that is internationally recommended and has well documented importance for the baby and for the mother. Objectives – to investigate the impact of early skin-to-skin contact among cesarean section mother on breastfeeding, neonatal adaptation and maternal satisfaction.Material & Method- This quasi-experimental study was conducted in selected nursing homes in West Midnapore, West Bengal. The sample consisted of 80 antenatal mothers with their baby. The tool used was a self-structured questionnaire including rating scale used for data collection. The samples were grouped into experimental groups and control groups with 40 samples in each group. The sampling technique used was the non-probability purposive sampling technique. Among all study samples it was assessed by using t-test or chi-square statistical analysis, and analysis was done by the use of SPSS software version 20 and Microsoft Excel, 2007. It was found that the mean breastfeeding score was 23.4 ± 2.1 and 13.7 ± 2.9 in the experimental and control group. The maternal satisfactions mean score in the experimental and control group was 47.7 ± 3.0 and 30.7 ± 2.4. Results- The study shows that the early skinto- skin contact has significant impact on the breastfeeding status and maternal satisfaction level. Early skin-to-skin contact does not have significant impact on neonatal adaptation.

INITIATION AND ESTABLISHMENT OF LACTATION AMONG PRIMIPAROUS MOTHERS

D. B. Potdar; N. P. Potdar; Prashant P. Shah; S.G. Lavande; Shelesh B. Patil

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 4118-4124

The study indicates that there are a variety of improper feeding activities and awareness among mothers. Therefore, all health care professionals and mothers ought to be improved and sensitized. Intervention and further study should pay attention to considerations such as cultural patterns, barriers and the usage of health care services and infant feeding education. Awareness alone does not decide effective breast-feeding activities, sensitization of the health care worker and infrastructural improvements are required for early breast-feeding, including in hospital settings. And if all the children were breastfed, there was no awareness and experience. Efforts need to be made to help the mother start feeding early, particularly in the Caesarean section.