Feeding Protocol for Mothers Having Infant with Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate
American Journal of Nursing Science
Volume 7, Issue 3-1, June 2018, Pages: 62-71
Received: Nov. 10, 2017; Accepted: Nov. 16, 2017; Published: Dec. 12, 2017
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Faten Shafik Mahmoud Nasar, Pediatric Nursing Department, Faculty of Nursing, Benha University, Benha, Egypt
Samah Abdalla Mohammed Amer, Pediatric Nursing Department, Faculty of Nursing, Benha University, Benha, Egypt
Howaida Moawad Ahmed Aly, Pediatric Nursing Department, Faculty of Nursing, Benha University, Benha, Egypt
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Background: Cleft palate an opening in the roof of the mouth due to a failure of the palatal shelves to come fully together from either side of the mouth and fuse during the first months of development as an embryo. The opening in the palate causing feeding problems. Mothers of infant born with clefts have many questions and concerns, including basic information regarding care especially feeding. The aim of the study: To assess the knowledge and practice of mothers regarding feeding of their infant with cleft lip and cleft palate. Evaluate the effectiveness of feeding protocol on knowledge and practice of mothers having infant with cleft lip and cleft palate. To find out the association between knowledge and practice of mothers having infant with cleft lip and cleft palate with their selected demographic variables. Research design: A quasi- experimental design was adopted in the current study. Sample: Convenience sample of sixty mothers having infants with cleft lip and/or palate. Setting: was carried out in the inpatient surgical department and outpatient surgical clinic of Specialized Pediatric Hospitals at Benha City. The tool of data collection: Tool I: A structured interviewing questionnaire consists from three parts, Part 1: Infants ‘and mothers personal characteristics. Part (2): Evaluation of infant feeding reported from their mothers. Part (3): Mothers’ knowledge pre/post feeding protocol. Tool II: Observational checklist of mother’s practice pre/post feeding protocol. Results: The study results revealed that the mean age of infant was 3.8± 3.3, and more than half of mother had family history of cleft lip and palate. Also more than half of mother use sitting position during feeding, there were statistical significant differences between knowledge and practice of mothers post feeding protocol at P<0.05. Conclusion: The feeding protocol was effective and improved mother’s knowledge and practice regarding feeding of their infant with cleft lip and palate. Recommendation: The study recommended that it is importance of update feeding protocol for mothers having infant with cleft lip and palate.
Infant, Cleft Lip and Palate, Feeding Protocol, Mothers
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Faten Shafik Mahmoud Nasar, Samah Abdalla Mohammed Amer, Howaida Moawad Ahmed Aly, Feeding Protocol for Mothers Having Infant with Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate, American Journal of Nursing Science. Special Issue: Nursing Education and Research. Vol. 7, No. 3-1, 2018, pp. 62-71. doi: 10.11648/j.ajns.s.2018070301.20
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