A New Exclusive Breastfeeding Booklet to Improve Self-Efficacy
Breastfeeding self-efficacy is defined as the mother’s belief in their ability to breastfeed the baby. Health education is important to increase the mother’s confidence. The purpose of this study was to test the effect of an exclusive breastfeeding booklet to increase breastfeeding self-efficacy in prenatal mothers until the postnatal period. This study was conducted using a quasi-experimental design. The results showed that providing a booklet for mothers increased self-efficacy towards exclusive breastfeeding with the mean after intervention was 60.97, p<0.005. Our study suggests health care professionals provide health education and motivate mothers to improve their confidence with regards to breastfeeding for at least six months.
Keywords: Breastfeeding self-efficacy, exclusive breastfeeding, health education
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