Korean J Women Health Nurs.  2012 Jun;18(2):75-84. 10.4069/kjwhn.2012.18.2.75.

Effects of Breast-feeding Adaptation, Attitude and Practice of Primipara Depending on Method of Postpartum Breast-feeding Education

  • 1Seoul Women's Hospital, Daejeon, Korea.
  • 2Department of Nursing, Hyejeon College, Hongseong, Korea. lee-hk1214@hanmail.net


This study was done to identify the effects of individual postpartum breast-feeding education on adaptation, attitude and practice of breast-feeding in primiparas.
A quasi-experimental nonequivalent design was used to examine the effects of individual postpartum breast-feeding education among primiparas. The data were analyzed using chi2-test, Fisher's exact test and paired t-test.
There was a significant difference in breast-feeding adaptation (t=-12.94, p<.001), breast-feeding attitude (t=-2.71, p=.011) and breast-feeding practice (chi2=16.47, p<.001) between the group education (experimental group I) and individual education after group education (experimental group II).
The results indicate that individual education on breast-feeding compared to group education has more positive effects on increasing breast-feeding adaptation, attitude and practice in primiparas. This result also indicates that many primiparas should be given opportunities of various types of education to improve breast-feeding practice such as individual approaches and postpartum breast-feeding education programs.


Breast feeding; Education; Adaptation; Attitude; Practice

MeSH Terms

Breast Feeding
Postpartum Period

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