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V. Jhansirani, Dr. D. Sarada


Aim: To Promote Nursing clothing for breast feeding in public places.

Objectives: 1.To assess knowledge of Lactating women on nursing clothing, 2. To impart education of selection and use of nursing clothing and 3. To promote breast feeding in public places by using nursing clothes.

Methods and Materials: The study is an applied research using methodologies for assessment of knowledge on breastfeeding garments, development of educational manual for intervention to impart knowledge on nursing clothing selection usage for promotion of breast feeding for day in and day out by lactating women. The tools developed and used include a questionnaire, knowledge assessment scale and educational need identification scale. The size sampleis 200 lactating women aged between 18 to 36 years and attending Govt. and private Hospitals in Guntur and Tirupati of Andhra Pradesh.

Results and discussion:Results reveals that the lactating women had low level ofknowledge on breastfeeding garments.The knowledge was categorizing has low(0-21), medium (22-42) and high (43-63). There is a great need to promote breastfeeding garments for successful breastfeeding.

Conclusion:The breast feeding is right of the infant and also right of mother. Nursing mother equipped with knowledge and awareness on nursing clothing will be able to fulfil the right of the infants in work and public places.

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