Factors Affecting on Breastfeeding in the First-time Teenage Postpartum Mothers
Keywords:Breastfeeding, Teenage Postpartum Mothers
This study was predictive correlational research. The purpose of this study was to study relationships and predictors of breastfeeding in the first-time teenage postpartum mothers. The sample were 120 the first-time teenage postpartum mothers during 2-3 days after delivery in Lerdsin Hospital and Samutsakorn Hospital. The samples were selected by purposive sampling. The research instrument was a questionnaire consisting of personal data, self-efficacy knowledge and attitude toward breastfeeding, family support in breastfeeding, and behavior in breastfeeding. The data were analyzed by frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, chi-square, Pearson’s product moment correlation coefficient and stepwise multiple regression.
The results indicated that the attitude toward breastfeeding, perceived self-efficacy and family support were statistically significant at the moderate level relationships with the behavior of breastfeeding at p<.01 (r = .328, .449 and .642, respectively). Perceived self-efficacy and family support were prediction of breastfeeding behavior at p<.01 (r = .449 and .642, respectively).
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