Manju Bala Dash
Mother Theresa Post Graduate and Research Institute of Health Sciences, India
Breastfeeding is one of the most natural and beneficial acts a mother can do for her child. There are many possible nipple problems that breastfeeding mothers may encounter. The 7mm nipple length might be a possible screening indicator that would signal the clinician to provide more intensive breastfeeding monitoring (puapornpong, 2013)
Objectives: Comparison of selected nursing interventions like manual technique, rubber band and syringe method on successful breastfeeding pattern among the antenatal mothers.
Methodology: Randomized clinical trial study was conducted among 90 women having nipple problem, 30 in each group i.e. group I (manual technique), group II (rubber band) and group III (syringe method) in the selected government maternity hospital, Pondicherry, India. Samples were selected by simple random sampling. The outcome of study was evaluated by Descriptive and Inferential statistics.
Results: The demographic variables show that majority of the women 26(86.70%),23(76.70%) and 23(76.70%) were in the age group of 19-25 in group I, II III respectively. 13(43.3%) women in group I, 13(43.3%) in group II and 18(60%) in gr III, ware studied up to High School level. Result on breast feeding pattern shows that there was improvement in feeding. Mothers not faced any difficulties for feeding the baby after delivery. Each intervention strategy shows equally good in case of nipple problem.
Conclusion and Recommendation: These intervention strategies are very simple and cost effective, so this can be practiced in all settings to correct the nipple problems.
Keywords: Nursing interventions, Successful breast feeding, Intervention strategies and Antenatal mothers
Manju Bala Dash has completed her PhD from Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. She has 20 years of teaching and research experience in the field of nursing. She is the National Trainer in IYCF (Infant and Young Child Feeding) Counseling Specialist course. She has published two books, contributed two chapters in two books published by the Nurses and Midwives Council, Tamil Nadu. She has published more than 20 papers in reputed journals and has been serving as an Editorial Board Member of repute.