Pediatrics & Therapeutics

Pediatrics & Therapeutics
Open Access

ISSN: 2161-0665

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Sabika S. Allehdan

Department of Nutrition and Food Technology, School of Agriculture, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan

  • Original Research Article   
    Influence of Online Sources and Social Networking Sites on Breastfeeding Rate and Practices in Jordan
    Author(s): Eman F. Badran*, Noor N. Aldamiri, Azhar Shamasneh, Lana M. Braik, Sabika S. Allehdan and Reema F. Tayyem

    Objective: This study asses the influence of using mobile health in supporting breastfeeding through online sources and Social Network Sites (SNS) among pregnant and lactating mothers on EBF rates and practices at one and two months postpartum. Design: A cross-sectional study with initial face-to-face interviews using structured questionnaire followed up with telephone interviews at one and two months postpartum was conducted at University Hospital over two months period. A convenient sample of 181. Jordanian women in their third trimester of pregnancy was recruited. The included data were: personal characteristics, breastfeeding intention and rate at 1 and 2 months, and questions about the use of online researching or different SNS resources, in providing necessary information for breastfeeding, along with how much the information was trust.. Read More»

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