Title

Relationship between the level of knowledge and the level of compliance of mothers regarding breast feeding in Dasmariñas Bagong Bayan Area E Dasmariñas, Cavite

Date of Completion

2005

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

Breast Feeding

Abstract

The study utilized the quantitative method of research, which involved 270 postpartum mothers with age range of 15-40 years old selected using stratified random sampling technique. The research was conducted at DBB-E, Dasmarians, Cavite in one (1) month. The self-made questionnaire consisted of three (3) sections: general information, knowledge on breastfeeding and compliance in breastfeeding. The statistical treatments used for data analysis were relative frequency, mean, Chi-square and Pearson’s r. The following conclusions were drawn: 1) Majority of the respondents are aged 15-40 years old, married, have a monthly income of P10,000 and below, finished high school education, have 1-2 children, employed and considered as well or healthy; 2) The level of knowledge of mothers regarding breast feeding at DBB-E, Dasmarinas, Cavite was found to be moderate; 3) The level of compliance of mothers in DBB-E, Dasmarinas, Cavite regarding breast feeding is often comply on breastfeeding; 4) The level of knowledge of mothers at DBB-E, Dasmarinas, Cavite was the same regardless of their age, educational attainment, occupation, civil status, health status, number of children, and family income; 5) The level of compliance of mothers regarding breastfeeding at DBB-E, Dasmarinas, Cavite is the same regardless of their age, educational attainment, occupation, civil status, health status, number of children, and family income; 6) There is a significant relationship between the level of knowledge and the level of compliance of mothers regarding breastfeeding at DBB-E, Dasmarinas, Cavite.

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