What is it about?

This study looked at the breastfeeding knowledge, attitude and self-efficacy of mothers with young children living in rural Ethiopia. The researchers found that while most mothers understood the benefits of breastfeeding, they didn't always feel confident in their ability to breastfeed effectively. The study suggests that more education and support should be provided to mothers in rural Ethiopia to help them feel more confident in breastfeeding and to promote the health of their children

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Why is it important?

The study concluded that mothers in rural Ethiopia have a low level of breastfeeding knowledge, a neutral attitude, and medium self-efficacy. Therefore, nutrition education interventions using tailored messages appropriate to the sociocultural context in the rural setting should be developed and evaluated continuously


Writing this the article was a great pleasure as corresponding author with other co-authors who are colleagues and supervisor of my PhD journey. Moreover, conducting the study in one of the hardest to reach area is another insight and contribution to the body of knowledge.

Jimma University

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This page is a summary of: Breastfeeding knowledge, attitude, and self-efficacy among mothers with infant and young child in rural Ethiopia, PLoS ONE, December 2022, PLOS,
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0279941.
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