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Journal of Korean Academy of Women's Health Nursing 1998;4(3):416-428.
Breast Feeding Practice according to the Breast-Feeding Problem during the First Week of Postpartum
Kim, Young Ja , Moon, Guil Nam , Jung, Ju Hee , Lee, Seum Ok , Choi, Geun Soon , Chun, Eun Soon , Bae, Jeung Yee
1Ilsin Hospital, Korea.
2Department of Nursing, Pusan National University, Korea.
3Department of Nursing, Inje University, Korea.
In Korea, breast-feeding practice has been decreased since 1980's. The purpose of this study was to determine the factors that influence breast-feeding practice. The total numbers of study subjects were 139 mothers in their postpartum one week. The study was carried out for the period of three months from June 17 to August 26, 1998. The tool for breast-feeding problem was developed by Kearney et. al(1990). The data were analyzed by SAS and the results were as follows ; 1. The reported breast-feeding problems were nipple pain, demand of frequent feeding, prolonged feeding, milk leakage, experience of difficulty in breast feeding. 2. Breast-feeding problem defined were prolonged feeding, baby's whimpering after breast-feeding, nipple pain, experience of difficulty in breast feeding, difficulty of breast feeding due to mother's general discomfort.
Key Words: Breast Feeding; Breast Feeding Problem
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