Comparing pattern of breastfeeding in different weight classes of active and sedentary women
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1university of guilan
2دانشگاه گیلان
Abstract
Introduction: In order to compare pattern of the breastfeeding in different weight classes of active and sedentary women, a descriptive study was implemented in health care centers of Rasht.
Methodology: This study was carried out on 384 lactating women referring to the health care centers of Rasht in 1396. Participants were divided into two active and sedentary groups, data were collected using a questionnaire including demographic characteristics, Baecke Questionnaire of Habitual Physical Activity, LATCH Breastfeeding Assessment In addition to completing the questionnaires, their weight classes were determined and finally data analysis was done using SPSS software, two Independent-samples T-tests, analysis of one-way variance, Pearson Correlation Coefficient, and ANOVA. P value was considered less than 0/05 significant.
Results: The average age of mothers was 29.18 years old. 74 percent of women continued exclusive breastfeeding until 6 months old. 67.7 percent of them were sedentary mothers and 33.3 percent of them were active mothers. In terms of BMI 38.8 percent of mothers were placed in normal group, 45.6 percent in over-weight group, and 15.4 percent of them in obese group during the sampling. Results of ANOVA test indicated that there is a significant difference between patterns of breastfeeding in women with different weight classes. But two Independent-samples T-tests indicated that there is no difference between pattern of breastfeeding in active and sedentary women.
Discussion: According to the results of this study, there was no difference between pattern of breastfeeding in active and sedentary women. Mothers with optimal (normal) BMI had a better breastfeeding duration.
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