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Park and Moon: Effects of an Individual Breast-feeding Promotion Program for Married Immigrant Women



This study was designed to evaluate the effects of an individual breast-feeding promotion program to address breast-feeding knowledge, attitude, method and rate of practice for married immigrant women.


A non-equivalent control group quasi-experimental design was used (experimental group=16, control group=17). The intervention consisted of 3 phases: (1) Within 2 hours of delivery - individual breast-feeding training through video/verbal/practical training education and demonstration (2) After 1~2 days - group training using video, model doll, and breast models (3) After 7 days - family visit, counseling, retraining and reinforcement training. The data were analyzed using non-parametric tests with the SPSS program.


Married immigrant women who participated in the individual breast-feeding program scored high in knowledge, attitude, method and rate of practice compared to the control group.


The results indicate that the individual breast-feeding program is very effective in increasing breast-feeding knowledge, attitude, method and rate of practicing breast feeding for married immigrant women. So, nurses are encouraged to aggressively utilize individual breast-feeding programs to help married immigrant women, who are exposed to vulnerability due to various situations.

Figures and Tables

Figure 1

Study flow.

Table 1

Breast-feeding Intervention Programs

Table 2

Homogeneity Test for Participants' Characteristic


Exp.=Experimental group; Cont.=Control group.

Table 3

Comparison of Differences in Breast-feeding Knowledge, Attitude, Method, and Rate of Breast-feeding Practice between Groups (N=33)


Exp.=Experimental group; Cont.=Control group.


This manuscript is a condensed form of the first author's master's thesis from Mokpo National University.

CONFLICTS OF INTEREST The authors declared no conflict of interest.


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