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Type Thesis or Dissertation - Master Thesis
Title Breastfeeding Experience Among Health Care Professionals At Kenyatta National Hospital
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Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2016
URL http://erepository.uonbi.ac.ke/bitstream/handle/11295/100409/Gituma-Breastfeeding Experience Among​Health Care Professionals At Kenyatta National Hospital.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y
Abstract
Background: Breastfeeding is the single most life impacting gift that a mother can give her baby at birth. The benefits have been widely documented. It is the most important determinant of child survival and prevention of childhood infection. It allows mother and baby to bond in a special way that cannot be matched, since it meets both nutritional and nurturing needs. Although knowledgeable in the benefits of breast milk, health professionals have been identified as a high risk group for early cessation of breast feeding. In this regard, work has been noted to be the major factor that interferes with breastfeeding. Objective: The purpose of this study was to find out the proportion of health professionals working at Kenyatta National Hospital who exclusively breastfeed for the first six months. In addition to that, to find out the breastfeeding practices of health care professionals at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH). Design: Cross sectional descriptive study design. Method: Survey of health care professionals with children below three years of age at K.N.H. was carried out using a semi structured self-administered questionnaire exploring their own experiences with breastfeeding.

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