EFFECT OF INITIATION OF BREAST-FEEDING WITHIN ONE HOUR OF THE DELIVERY ON MATERNAL-INFANT BONDING IN RSUP M. DJAMIL PADANG 2014
Breast feeding is feeding of infant and young child with milk from a female breast. Studies have been carried out on a number of variables e.g health benefits of breast feeding for neonate and mother. Maternal-infant bonding is one of variables which is least studied. The present study was undertaken to assess the effect of initiation of breast feeding within one hour of the delivery of maternal-infant bonding. Thirty mother –infant dyads were enrolled for the study and considered for analysis. Each froup (control and experimental) comprised of Thirty mother –infant dyads. Mother who initiated breast feeding after one hour of the delivery were considered in the control group and the mothers in the experimental group initiated breast feeding within one hour of the delivery. Value of the t at 24 hours was -7.402 and at 48 hours was -8.891. Significant difference p=0.002 and 0.003 <0.05 was found between the maternal infant bonding scores of control and eksperimental group at 24 as well as 48 hours of the delivery. At 24 hours of the delivery, mean ± S.D of score was found 73.4 ± 9.0 in the control group while the score was 80.1 ± 5.3. inthe eksperimental group and at 48 hours it was 74.2 ± 8.7 in control group and 82.3 ± 5.3 in the eksperimental group. The result revealed that initiation of breast feeding within one hour of delivery improves maternal-infant bounding. So, it is recommended that breast feeding should be initiated within one hours of delivery.