EFFECTIVENESS OF TOPICAL APPLICATION OF BREAST MILK & NATURAL METHOD OF UMBILICAL CORD DRYING IN A NEWBORN

Mrs. Jinny Abey

Abstract


Background of the study: The umbilical cord is a flexible, tube-like structure that has a spongy appearance. The cord is surrounded in a jelly-like substance. A newborn's umbilical cord stump typically falls off within about two weeks after birth. Material and method used: Evaluative research approach and checklist used. Statistical method used: Student t test and Chi-square test was used. As calculated t value which is more than table value (1.677) So null hypothesis is rejected which indicates that there was significant difference in signs of inflammation, redness, warmth, approximation of the umbilical cord as the receives the topical application of the breast milk There is a significant association in the umbilical infection for 5 days observation

Keywords


Umblical cord, Topical application of breast milk, newborn

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