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Mandana Mirmohamad ali, azam bahiraee, abbas rahimi, Mozhgan Hashemzadeh, Nasrin sohrabi, Zahra sohrabi. Effect of educational package on breastfeeding self-efficacy in postpartum period. Payesh 2014; 13 (2) :221-228
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1- Department of Maternal and Child Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran, Iran
2- Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3- Department of genetics Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
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Objective (s): Although the importance of breastfeeding is well known, the rate of breastfeeding is low. The purpose of this study was to develop a self-care program for increasing mothers’ breastfeeding confidence.
Methods: A sample of 300 primiparous mothers were selected from two hospitals (A, B) through random selection and were assigned to one of the three study arms. The control group received standard education while one group of mothers received educational package with instruction and one group received the educational package only. Breastfeeding self-efficacy was measured before intervention, and three month later by using Persian version of Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy Scale.
Results: After intervention the mean score of breastfeeding self-efficacy increased significantly in experimental groups but not in control group.
Conclusion: The results indicated that educational intervention was effective to increasing breastfeeding self-efficacy among primiparous mothers in post partum.
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type of study: Descriptive |
Accepted: 2013/05/20 | ePublished ahead of print: 2014/02/2 | Published: 2014/03/15

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