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Educational strategies in the promotion of breastfeeding in new mothers

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Joselyn Estefania Masapanta Andrade ,
Joselyn Estefania Masapanta Andrade

Universidad Técnica de Ambato. Ciudad Ambato, Ecuador

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Martha Lorena Alvear Arévalo ,
Martha Lorena Alvear Arévalo

Universidad Técnica de Ambato. Ciudad Ambato, Ecuador

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Abstract

Background: Breastfeeding plays an essential and irreplaceable role in child nutrition, which is why interventions that promote and protect this practice are currently being sought.
Objective: to raise the level of knowledge and promotion of breastfeeding in new mothers through educational strategies.
Methods: An applied research, educational intervention type, quasi-experimental, descriptive, cross-sectional was carried out during the months of February and March 2023 with a group of 45 mothers. As collection instruments, a questionnaire on knowledge about breastfeeding was used, which through 14 questions classifies knowledge as good, regular and bad.
Results: Before the educational intervention, the level of general knowledge of the first-time mothers was regular in 60%, the level of knowledge regarding the importance of breastfeeding was adequate in 57.77% and regarding breastfeeding techniques it was of 45.92%. After the intervention, the level of general knowledge was good at 100%, regarding the importance of breastfeeding the level of knowledge reached was 93% and regarding breastfeeding techniques, 90.93%.
Conclusions: The educational strategies for the promotion of breastfeeding applied in the present study were effective, because the mothers went from a regular level of knowledge to a good one, which is significant and beneficial for the effective feeding of the newborn.

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Masapanta Andrade JE, Alvear Arevalo ML. Educational strategies in the promotion of breastfeeding in new mothers. Salud, Ciencia y Tecnología [Internet]. 2023 May 8 [cited 2024 Jul. 15];3:352. Available from: https://revista.saludcyt.ar/ojs/index.php/sct/article/view/352

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