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Table 4 Perceptions of ANBE

From: Postpartum women’s perception of antenatal breastfeeding education: a descriptive survey

  All
(n= 282)
n (%)
Primipara
(n= 107)
n (%)
Multipara
(n= 175)
n (%)
Found ANBE useful because
 (a) I was told about the benefits of breastfeeding 196 (70) 79 (74) 117 (67)
 (b) I was taught how to position my baby 123 (44) 49 (46) 74 (42)
 (c) I was taught how to know if my baby was attached/latched correctly 110 (39) 45 (42) 65 (37)
 (d) I was taught how to deal with breastfeeding problems 99 (35) 43 (40) 56 (32)
 (e) I was told how frequent I should feed my baby 104 (36) 43 (40) 61 (34)
 (f) I was taught how to express milk 91 (32) 36 (34) 55 (31)
Found ANBE not useful because
  (a) I did not understand what was taught because of language 5 (2) 2 (2) 3 (2)
  (b) The topics were nothing new to me – I already know them all. 21 (7) 5 (5) 16 (9)
  (c) It was too short 16 (6) 7 (7) 9 (5)
  (d) The people who taught the subject didn’t know what they were doing 2 (1) 1 (1) 1 (1)
  (e) The material used to teach was not effective 6 (2) 1 (1) 5 (3)
Responses to the question “What did you wished was taught to you during ANBE?” All
(n = 42)
n (%)
Primipara
(n = 12)
n (%)
Multipara
(n = 30)
n (%)
Milk expression techniques and expressed breastmilk storage 19 (45) 4 (33) 15 (50)
Overcoming low milk supply 10 (24) 2 (17) 8 (27)
More about benefits of breastfeeding 5 (12) 2 (17) 3 (10)
Management of common breastfeeding problems 3 (7) 1 (8) 2 (7)
Positioning of infant 2 (7) 1 (8) 1 (7)
Exercise 1 (2) 1 (8) 0 (0)
Baby care 1 (2) 1 (8) 0 (0)