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Breastfeeding is a crucial way to provide the best nutrition for the healthy development of newborns. It's important to encourage breastfeeding among mothers because it benefits both the baby's and the mother's health. By boosting their confidence in breastfeeding, mothers can improve their self-efficacy and ultimately, their breastfeeding outcomes. This study aimed to determine the effectiveness of a breastfeeding self-efficacy program for first-time mothers. The researchers used a quantitative approach and a pre-experimental design with one group, pre-test, and post-test. The sample consisted of 80 first-time mothers who attended a tertiary care hospital in Vadodara. The data was collected through a tool with two parts: demographic data and a breastfeeding self-efficacy scale. The results showed a significant improvement in the breastfeeding self-efficacy level among the first-time mothers after the intervention. Before the intervention, 67.5% of the mothers had inadequate self-efficacy, 27.5% had moderate self-efficacy, and 5% had adequate self-efficacy. After the intervention, 43.75% had moderate self-efficacy, and 56.25% had adequate self-efficacy. The study concluded that the demonstration and health education program were effective in improving the breastfeeding self-efficacy score among first-time mothers.
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