The Encouraging Factors of Breastfeeding among Women Academicians in Malaysian Higher Education Institution of Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia

Daud, Normadiah and Nordin, Nadhirah and Mohd Yusoff, Zurita and Abu Bakar, Norsuhaily and Che Taha, Che Suhaili (2015) The Encouraging Factors of Breastfeeding among Women Academicians in Malaysian Higher Education Institution of Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia. The Social Sciences, 10 (3). pp. 298-305. ISSN 1818-5800

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Abstract

Abstract: Breast milk is babies’ best food. It contains balance nutritions to help save babies from diseases. However, the busy life of a career woman foils the desire to provide for full lactation. Therefore, this study was conducted to identify the encouraging factors for breastfeeding among women academiciansin conjunction to apply these factors to all career women in general. The study was carried out by the method of quantitative and field studies strategy. Data were collected through questionnaires and interviews by experts in each particular field. A total of 140 out of 180 respondents were selected from a number of selected Malaysian Higher Education Institutionin the locality of Kuala Terengganu, i.e., MARA University of Technology (UiTM) Kuala Terengganu, University of Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) and University of Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA). Data obtained were analyzed using the software Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS). The results showed that the respondents had a variety of encouraging factors involving the self factor of nursing mother, the husband, the infant child and the mother's milk factor. However, the most popular encouraging factor for breastfeeding among the respondents among others was the mother's milk factor due to the wondrous efficacy of colostrum in the milk content with a mean of 3.91 (140 respondents). These findings proved that knowledge plays, an important role in the success of any implementation issue (face to face) the implementation of breastfeeding among nursing mothers. Key words: Encouraging factor, breastfeeding, academicians, infant child, conjuction

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Faculty / Institute: Faculty of Contemporary Islamic Studies
Depositing User: Dr Normadiah Daud
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2015 02:45
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2015 02:45
URI: http://erep.unisza.edu.my/id/eprint/3354

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