Learning Objective 1: The learner will be able to learn which factors affect breastfeeding, and importance of determining self-efficacy and knowledge of the mothers about breastfeeding.
Learning Objective 2: The learner will be able to learn that this study could be helpful to improve the confidence of mothers with low breast-feeding self efficacy.
Methods: This cross sectional research was carried out in a city in
Results: The mean age for the sample was 28.46 (sd ± 4,90). Thirty eight percent of the participants were university graduates and 68,4 % of women were homemakers. Ninety seven percent of women think colostrum is healthful for newborn and 96,9% of women think it is more healthful then baby food. However twenty two percent of the participants stated that they had no idea about the fact that breastfeeding protects against breast cancer. Only 54.7% of the mothers knew that excess breast milk can be stored. When the self-efficacy of breast feeding case is investigated, 75.3% expressed willingness about breastfeeding. Sixty one percent of the mothers stated that they can surely feed their child by breast milk. Most of the mothers expressed that they can understand when their babies want breastfeeding and when they want to end.
Conclusion: In our study, it was determined that majority of the mothers know breastfeeding is the best nutrition for their babies, it protects the baby against diseases and help to built connection between the mother and the baby. The results of this study could be helpful in planning appropriate interventions to improve the confidence of mothers with low breast-feeding self efficacy.