DIGITAL HEALTH TOOLS FOR BREASTFEEDING MOTHERS: A COMPARATIVE REVIEW BETWEEN NIGERIA AND THE US

Authors

  • Deborah Aanuoluwa Soyombo Milky Express Nigeria Limited, Lagos, Nigeria

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51594/ijarss.v6i4.1009

Abstract

This comparative review evaluates and compares the impact and adoption of mobile apps and digital platforms, including Babyroo, in supporting breastfeeding mothers in Nigeria and the US. Breastfeeding is crucial for infant health and development, yet many mothers face challenges and require support. Digital health tools, such as mobile apps and online platforms, offer a promising solution to provide information, guidance, and support to breastfeeding mothers. Nigeria and the US were chosen for comparison due to their different healthcare systems, cultural norms, and levels of technological adoption. The review examines the features, accessibility, and effectiveness of digital health tools, particularly Babyroo, in supporting breastfeeding mothers in both countries. The findings reveal that digital health tools play a significant role in supporting breastfeeding mothers in both Nigeria and the US. Babyroo, in particular, offers a range of features such as breastfeeding tips, tracking tools, and online communities for mothers to connect and share experiences. However, the adoption of these tools varies between the two countries. In Nigeria, where access to healthcare services is limited, digital health tools like Babyroo can bridge the gap and provide essential support to breastfeeding mothers. In contrast, in the US, where healthcare services are more accessible, digital health tools serve as a supplement to traditional healthcare services, offering convenience and additional resources for breastfeeding mothers. Overall, the review highlights the potential of digital health tools, such as Babyroo, in supporting breastfeeding mothers globally. However, it also emphasizes the importance of context-specific approaches and the need for further research to understand the impact and effectiveness of these tools in different cultural and healthcare settings.

Keywords: Digital Health, Tools, Breastfeeding, Mothers, Comparative.

Published

2024-04-10

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