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Korean Journal of Women Health Nursing 2009;15(1):5-12.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4069/kjwhn.2009.15.1.5   
Effect of Rooming-in of New Mothers on Breast Feeding Rate
Hee Jung Wang, Il Ok Kim
1Sahmyook University, Korea.
2Department of Nursing, Sahmyook University, Korea. kimio@syu.ac.kr
Abstract
PURPOSE
This study was done to identify that Rooming-in of new mothers have an influence on continuous breast feeding. METHOD: This is a comparative survey study which was done by self reported questionnaire and telephone contacts. The subjects are collected from two groups which consist of 29 in Rooming-in group and 24 in Non-Rooming-in group respectively. The data were collected method of this study was lists of given to mothers while they were in the hospital and interviews by telephone were done at their home 3 months and 6 months after delivery. RESULT: The results of this study were as follows: 1. The rates of breast feeding were 79.3% in the Rooming-in group and 41.7% in the non-Rooming-in group after 3 months. There was a statistically significant difference between the two groups(chi2=10.217, p=.009). 2. The rates of breast feeding were 69.0% in the Rooming-in group and 29.2% in the Non-Rooming-in group at 6 months. There was a statistically significant difference between the two groups(chi-square=10.310, p=.012).
CONCLUSION
Rooming-in system provoke an increase of the breast feeding rate in new mothers and encourage them to keep breast feeding. In addition, it would be desirable that hospitals apply Rooming-in system actively and encourage new mothers to breast feed for 24 hours a day. It could be make breast feeding successful.
Key Words: New mother; Rooming-in; Breast feeding


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