Original Article

IJMDC. 2022; 6(5): 724-730

Assessment of mother’s knowledge and their perceptions toward health education programs of breastfeeding in Hail Saudi Arabia

Authors: Hend Faleh Alreshidi, Marwa Abdelsamed.

ABSTRACT

Background: Breast milk protects infants against some common childhood diseases and infections. This study aimed to evaluate the mother’s knowledge and perceptions toward health education programs of breastfeeding in Hail, Saudi Arabia. Methods: The cross-sectional study was conducted among mothers in Hail, Saudi Arabia. The study was performed using a self-administrated questionnaire. The questionnaire included sociodemographic questions about their knowledge of breastfeeding education programs. Results: A total of 392 questionnaires were enrolled in this study. The mean age of females was 35.5 ± 7.2 years. Most of the participants (40%) were in the age group of 20-29 years. About 92.8% of women agreed that breastfeeding has a positive impact on a child’s health later in life. Satisfactory knowledge and practice were found among mothers. Conclusion: Breastfeeding is essential women’s issue in Saudi Arabia. However, women also need to know their right to breastfeed and have sufficient information about artificial milk. Therefore, the primary findings of this study were that the mothers require educational programs to get the beneficial knowledge of breastfeeding babies and their mothers in Saudi Arabia.

Keywords:
Breastfeeding, Saudi Arabia, Knowledge, Education programs


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Assessment of mother’s knowledge and their perceptions toward health education programs of breastfeeding in Hail Saudi Arabia


Authors
Hend Faleh Alreshidi
Family Medicine Department, Saudi Family Medicine Program, Hail, Saudi Arabia
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Marwa Abdelsamed
Public Health Department, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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Correspondence to:
. Hend Faleh Alreshidi, Family Medicine Department, Saudi Family Medicine Program, Hail, Saudi Arabia.; hend.f@hotmail.com

Publication history
Received 06 Mar 2022
Accepted 16 Mar 2022
Published online 28 Mar 2022
Published in print 11 Apr 2022

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Alreshidi HF, Abdelsamed M. Assessment of mother’s knowledge and their perceptions toward health education programs of breastfeeding in Hail Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2022; 6(5): 724-730. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1646603704


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Alreshidi HF, Abdelsamed M. Assessment of mother’s knowledge and their perceptions toward health education programs of breastfeeding in Hail Saudi Arabia. https://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=98417 [Access: July 03, 2022]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1646603704


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Alreshidi HF, Abdelsamed M. Assessment of mother’s knowledge and their perceptions toward health education programs of breastfeeding in Hail Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2022; 6(5): 724-730. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1646603704


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Alreshidi HF, Abdelsamed M. Assessment of mother’s knowledge and their perceptions toward health education programs of breastfeeding in Hail Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2022), [cited July 03, 2022]; 6(5): 724-730. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1646603704


Harvard Style

Alreshidi, H. F. & Abdelsamed, . M. (2022) Assessment of mother’s knowledge and their perceptions toward health education programs of breastfeeding in Hail Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 6 (5), 724-730. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1646603704


Turabian Style

Alreshidi, Hend Faleh, and Marwa Abdelsamed. 2022. Assessment of mother’s knowledge and their perceptions toward health education programs of breastfeeding in Hail Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 6 (5), 724-730. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1646603704


Chicago Style

Alreshidi, Hend Faleh, and Marwa Abdelsamed. "Assessment of mother’s knowledge and their perceptions toward health education programs of breastfeeding in Hail Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 6 (2022), 724-730. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1646603704


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Alreshidi, Hend Faleh, and Marwa Abdelsamed. "Assessment of mother’s knowledge and their perceptions toward health education programs of breastfeeding in Hail Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 6.5 (2022), 724-730. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1646603704


APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Alreshidi, H. F. & Abdelsamed, . M. (2022) Assessment of mother’s knowledge and their perceptions toward health education programs of breastfeeding in Hail Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 6 (5), 724-730. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1646603704


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