The Effect of Education Through Cyberspace on Continued Breast-Feeding in Primiparous Women in Shahroud City in 2018

  • Zeinab Heidari 1
  • Hamid Hojati 2
  • Golbahar Akhoundzadeh 3*

Abstract

Background: Mother milk provides many health benefits for both mother and baby. Supporting breastfeeding by health workers has a beneficial effect on breastfeeding, especially during the baby's feeding period exclusively with mother milk. This study investigated the effect of education through cyberspace on continued breastfeeding in primiparous women.
Methods: This experimental-classic study was performed on 65 primiparous women aged 28-32 weeks who were referred to Shahroud child birth preparation centers in 2018. Sampling was done randomly in two experimental and control groups. The experimental group received a training program based on continuous breastfeeding in 7 sessions, 45-60 minutes. The data were collected using a demographic and continuous breastfeeding questionnaire. The data were analyzed with SPSS21 using independent t-test, paired t-test and covariance test (P<0.05).
Results: The mean and standard deviation of continuation of breastfeeding were 28.72±3.96 before intervention and 31.54±4.5 after intervention in the experimental group and 31.31±3.41 before intervention and 29.43±2.91 after intervention in the control group. Therefore, the duration of continued breastfeeding was longer in the experimental group compared to the control group after intervention.
Conclusions: According to the results, education through cyberspace is recommended as an easy, safe, low cost and effective intervention for controlling and resolving lactating mothers' problems.
Published
Oct 16, 2019
How to Cite
HEIDARI 1, Zeinab; HOJATI 2, Hamid; AKHOUNDZADEH 3*, Golbahar. The Effect of Education Through Cyberspace on Continued Breast-Feeding in Primiparous Women in Shahroud City in 2018. International Journal of Health Studies, [S.l.], p. 1-6, oct. 2019. ISSN 2423-6594. Available at: <http://ijhs.shmu.ac.ir/index.php/ijhs/article/view/575>. Date accessed: 15 nov. 2019. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.22100/journal of health studies.v5i1.575.
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Articles

Keywords

Education, Pregnant women, Breastfeeding.