Session 15 Amina

15 Effect of nursing educational program on exclusive breastfeeding of adolescent mothers attending ANC at Primary Health Centers in Zaria Metropolis

Speakers: Amina Abdulraheem

Facilitator: Halima Musa Abdul

Adolescent mothers are at increased risk of having preterm birth, low-birth-weight babies and low knowledge of exclusive breastfeeding. The study aimed to evaluate the effect of nursing educational program on exclusive breastfeeding of adolescent mothers attending Antenatal clinic in Zaria Metropolis. A quasi experimental design using a multistage sampling technique to obtain data from 302 adolescent mothers. Data were collected using structured and validated interviewer-administered questionnaire and observation checklist before and after the intervention. Descriptive statistics, unpaired-sample t-test and segmented Poisson regression were used to evaluate the effect. At post-tests, the mean knowledge and practice scores of mothers in the intervention group improved significantly (P value 0.05) at first week, 6th week, 10th week, 14th week and 6th month postpartum. Mothers in the intervention group were more satisfied with their role of exclusive breastfeeding than those in the control group (p-value 0.0000). There is a need for midwives to continue health educating adolescent mothers on exclusive breastfeeding…

Co-authors: Hayat Gommaa and Ayishetu U Musa-Maliki

Recording: https://youtu.be/f7QFHHol_f4