Acta Scientific Paediatrics (ISSN: 2581-883X)

Research Article Volume 3 Issue 3

Study of Attitudes, Knowledge and Practices in Breastfeeding in Managers and Non-Managers in Colombian Fertile Age

Carmen Carrero Gonzalez1, Mariela Suarez-Villa2*, Sandra Milena Cano-Ibarra3, María Claudia Jordán M4, Marrugo Lopez Yennifer Edelia4, Enirys Judith Varela de la Hoz4 and Daina Katherin Ruiz Davila4

1Nutritionist - Dietitian, Clinical Nutrition Specialist, PhD Health Sciences, Research Professor in Nutrition, Universidad Simón Bolívar,Faculty of Health Sciences, Barranquilla, Colombia Associated Colciencias Category, Colombia
2Nurse Master’s in Education, Professor – Researcher, Universidad Simón Bolívar, Faculty of Health Sciences, Barranquilla, Colombia Senior Colciencias Category, Colombia
3Nurse PhD in Science, Master’s in Nursing, Professor – Researcher, Simón Bolívar University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Barranquilla, Colombia Junior Colciencias Category, Colombia
4Young Researcher, Faculty of Health Sciences, Simón Bolívar University, Barranquilla, Colombia

*Corresponding Author:Carmen Carrero Gonzalez, Nutritionist - Dietitian, Clinical Nutrition Specialist, PhD Health Sciences, Research Professor in Nutrition, Universidad Simón Bolívar, Faculty of Health Sciences, Barranquilla, Colombia Associated Colciencias Category, Colombia.

Received: January 03, 2020; Published: February 06, 2020


Introduction: Breastfeeding (LM) is the ideal food during the first months of life, LM strengthens the mother-child bond, prevents diseases and has beneficial effects with maturation and development.

Objective: It is based on applying a method to identify the knowledge and attitudes in the topic of Breastfeeding, in non-pregnant women and pregnant women and pregnant women in fertile age.

Material and Method: It was based on a qualitative, descriptive observational, prospective, cross-sectional research in the period from February to May 2019 in two health centers in the city of Barranquilla. The sample population was a total: pregnant women of childbearing age (30) and (30) non-pregnant women, first-time and multi-pregnant, voluntarily participated with prior informed consent, who met the inclusion criteria and who attended outpatient consultation Obstetrics Gynecology. The information was obtained directly, through the application of the validated questionnaire CAP instrument.

Results: The pregnant and multigent pregnant women predominated 18 to 23 years (46.60%), and the non-pregnant women, between 24 and 29 years (50%), 87% primigestas compared to 53% nulliparous, with a socioeconomic level I. In relation to the educational level, non-pregnant women between 24 and 29 years old showed that 100% finished higher education while pregnant women between 18 and 23 years finished high school in a (63.30%) Both groups showed knowledge in the subject.

Conclusions: We still need to promote the LM by health professionals, this requires us a greater commitment of the interdisciplinary team.

Keywords: Breastfeeding; Knowledge; Attitudes; Primitive; Multigesta



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Citation: Carmen Carrero Gonzalez., et al. “Study of Attitudes, Knowledge and Practices in Breastfeeding in Managers and Non-Managers in Colombian Fertile Age”. Acta Scientific Paediatrics 4.3 (2020): 01-06.

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