NARRATIVE REVIEW ON LIVED EXPERIEMCE OF PRIMI MOTHER’S REGARDING BREASTFEEDING

Mrs. Rinku Rani, Mrs. Hemalatha Prabhu, Dr. Nageshwar V

Abstract


Background- Breast feeding is the feeding of babies with milk from a women’s breast. It provides the best health benefits, when started immediately after the birth and exclusive breast feeding should be continued for the first six months of life and later to be continued until two years of babies’ life. Deaths of an estimated 8, 20,000 children under the age of five could be prevented globally every year with increased breast feeding. Objectives:- The main objectives of  -this review was to describe the lived experiences of primi mother’s, regarding breast feeding. Methods:- In this review, keywords were searched in  data base, Delnet, PubMed and online journals by using the key words of  breast feeding, primi  mothers, babies, infants, lived experience and qualitative research. Total 25 articles were selected according to eligibility criteria and 19 articles were rejected because they did not match the eligibility criteria. All the studies were ethically approved. Results:-  Primi mothers have positive experience towards breast feeding. Results found that bottle-feeding is very time consuming, it need boiling-cleaning and it has no benefit. It is also very expensive. Breastfeed babies are more attached to their mothers. Conclusion: - This study identifies that breast feeding is a very important part for babies’ growth and development. It is the most convenient feeding method. This review shows that most primi mothers choose breast feeding amongst all other feeding methods. These studies motivate primi mothers to give breast feed to their babies.

Keywords


Breast feeding, primi mothers, babies, infants, lived experience, feeding methods.

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