Asma Hawasawi1, Najia Alhojaili2,*, Hana Ahmed Al Bha3
1Consultant of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternity and Children’s Hospital, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
2NICU CONSULTANT, Maternity Children Hospital, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
3Senior Registrar in Obstetrics Gynecology, Maternity Children Hospital, Al Madina Almonawara, Saudi Arabia
*Corresponding Author: Dr. Najia Alhojaili, NICU Consultant, Maternity children hospital Makkah POBOX 8981, Saudi Arabia, Tel: 0569754397; E-mail: [email protected].
Received Date: December 14, 2022
Published Date: December 30, 2022
Citation: Alhojaili N, et al. (2022). Assessed Breastfeeding Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice and Identified Associated Factors. Mathews J Case Rep. 7(3):81.
Copyrights: Alhojaili N, et al. © (2022).
Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Breastfeeding and Associated Barriers, A Cross-Sectional Study in Maternal and Child Hospital Makkah, KSA, 2019. Background: Breastfeeding (BF) is now recognized worldwide to have great effects on both the mother and her baby. Method: This study was a descriptive cross-sectional hospital and community-based study. Conducted in Makkah for the community participants and Maternal and child hospital Makkah (MCHM). The study population comprised health care providers (HCP) and the women in MCHM and Makkah communities. A simple random technique was obtained to select 142 women. For the (HCP) we included all 31 HCPs in the hospital (total coverage). This study aimed to investigate the knowledge, attitude, and practice of breastfeeding and associated factors that affect compliance with breastfeeding among HCP and women in MCHM and Makkah community, KSA, 2019. Result: Most women get their knowledge about BF from family and a friend which gives chance to introduce wrong and untrusted information about BF and affects their attitudes and practices on BR. Generally, the knowledge about BR was good, while the attitude towards BR was negative towards BR (mainly from women from the community). Moreover, most of the participants agreed with all factors and barriers affecting BR. and there was a significant association between the knowledge and the attitude of the participants towards BF. Conclusion: There was a good chance to train and learn the required knowledge and practices of BR among the women even though they received full support to continue on BR and they are relatively younger and had high educational levels.
Keywords: Breastfeeding, Hospital, Human Breast Milk, Childhood, Cancers, Healthcare, Women.