Title

Recognizing breastfeeding anxiety of pospartum mothers

Date of Completion

2012

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

Breastfeeding, Anxiety, Postpartum Depression

Abstract

The research design used in the study was a descriptive research. The study focused on identifying the level of breastfeeding anxiety among postpartum mothers who experience difficulty producing breast milk aging 18-45 years old. Seventy five (75) postpartum mothers of low socio-economic status living in the City of Dasmarinas, Imus City and Kawit, Cavite were chosen as respondents using purposive or judgemental sampling. The study utilized a self-made questionnaire and data was analysed using percentage, frequency, mean, and t-test. Majority of the respondents were 27 to 35 years old, married, unemployed, were able to breastfeed their older children but currently they could not, had no presence of illness, not undergoing treatment, nor on medication, and were residing from City of Dasmariñas, Imus City and Kawit, Cavite. The level of breastfeeding anxiety of postpartum mothers who experienced difficulty producing breast milk was moderate. There was no significant difference in the level of breastfeeding anxiety of postpartum mothers who experienced difficulty producing breast mild when grouped according to age, civil status, employment status, breastfeeding history, medical history, and the municipality.

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