Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : breast feeding

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.


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.