|Titre :||Maternal Perception of Adequacy of Mothers Milk Among Mothers Giving Birth at a Teaching Hospital in Sri Lanka (2019)|
|Auteurs :||Ranmali Rodrigo, Auteur ; Asiri Rodrigo, Auteur ; Nisansala Liyanage, Auteur|
|Type de document :||Article : texte imprimé|
|Dans :||Journal of Human Lactation (Vol. 35, n°1, Février 2019)|
|Article en page(s) :||pp.171-180|
Sri Lanka boasts high rates of early and exclusive breastfeeding. Perceived inadequacy of milk, a global problem, is the main cause for early cessation of breastfeeding.
The aims of this study are to (a) determine the prevalence, (b) identify the risk factors, and (c) ascertain the association that maternal psychological distress has with perceived inadequacy of milk (PIM), among mothers during the early postpartum period. Identifying and addressing modifiable risk factors for PIM may improve mothers satisfaction with breastfeeding.
A cross-sectional descriptive study of mothers (n = 249) during the first week after birth was conducted at Colombo North Teaching Hospital (Ragama, Sri Lanka) from May 1, 2016, to June 10, 2016. Participants were recruited when the infant was more than 24 hours but less than 7 days old. A self-administered questionnaire, including the six-item Kessler Psychological Distress Scale, was used.
The majority of mothers (78%) perceived their milk quantity to be adequate. A family member telling mothers that their milk supply was low had the most significant associations with perceived inadequacy. Other associations were antenatal maternal complications and birth by cesarean section. Kessler scores indicating psychological distress occurred in 26% of all participating mothers, with a higher mean score in those with PIM.
Sri Lankan family members should be educated further about normal patterns of milk production during the postpartum period. The authors recommend that PIM be included in screening tools for postpartum depression in Sri Lanka."[Résumé de l'auteur]