Critical appraisal of baby friendly hospital initiatives among the beneficiaries of Indore urban: a comparative study

Nigam, Richa; Chandorkar, R.K.; Bhagwat, A.K.; Dixit, Sanjay; Yesikar, Veena and Sinha, Umesh (2009) Critical appraisal of baby friendly hospital initiatives among the beneficiaries of Indore urban: a comparative study. Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences, 8 (3). ISSN 0972-5997

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Abstract

Background: Majority of the women in M.P who breastfeed their babies throw away the colostrum before they begin actual feed. Only 14.9% females feed their babies with in 1/2 an hour (National Family Health Survey-3). In Indore 2 hospitals have been given designation of baby friendly hospital (BFH) namely M.Y. hospital (MYH) which is a tertiary care center, attached to Medical College and District hospital (DH). Objectives: (1) To assess the process of implementation of baby friendly hospital initiative programme. (2) Knowledge, Attitude, Practice regarding breast feeding amongst the beneficiaries. Methods: A comparative study was conducted between two BFH and two NBFH (Non Baby Friendly Hospitals) of Indore. The respondents were categorized into health care providers and beneficiaries. A pretested questionnaire was used to interview the respondents which was made taking into consideration the essential 10 Criteria of BFHI Programme. Results: 89% in BFH and 97% in NBFH were having positive attitude towards colostrum feeding. 81% postnatal mothers in BFH and 96% in NBFH were having knowledge about benefits of exclusive breast feeding. 21% postnatal mothers in BFH and 39% in NBFH initiated breast feeding within ½ an hour. 64 % of mothers in BFH and 62 % mothers in NBFH were practicing exclusive breast Feeding. Conclusion: The above findings show that although designated as BFH, the breast feeding practices remained poor as compared to NBFH. There is an utmost need to reinforce training and constant monitoring of health care providers regarding BFHI.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Baby Friendly Hospitals, Essential Criteria, Breastfeeding, Knowledge, Attitude, Practice
Subjects:Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation > Delivery of Health Care
Humanities > Knowledge
Health Care Facilities, Manpower, and Services > Health Services > Community Health Services
Reproductive and Urinary Physiology > Reproduction > Pregnancy > Pregnancy Outcome
-Journal Repositories > Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
Persons > Age Groups > Infant > Infant, Newborn
Reproductive and Urinary Physiology > Reproduction > Pregnancy
Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms > Attitude
Health Care Facilities, Manpower, and Services > Health Facilities
ID Code:3516
Deposited By:Dr Srinivas Kakkilaya
Deposited On:06 September 2010

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