The Relationship of Mother Knowledge Level and Exclusive Breastfeeding for Infants Aged 7-12 Months in The Public Health Center of Rappang, Sidrap District in 2017

Syamsuriyati, Syamsuriyati and Abdullah, Tahir and Bahar, Burhanuddin and Indahwaty, Andi and Haju, Veni and Amiruddin, Ridwan and Sudargo, Toto and syamsuar, syamsuar and Sumarni, Sumarni (2019) The Relationship of Mother Knowledge Level and Exclusive Breastfeeding for Infants Aged 7-12 Months in The Public Health Center of Rappang, Sidrap District in 2017. In: ICER-PH 2018, 26-27 October 2018, Makassar, Indonesia.

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Abstract

The proper and right exclusive breastfeeding for infants is very important in providing biological and psychological influences for both infants and mothers. The knowledge about breastfeeding also determines the exclusive of breastfeeding for infants aged 7-12 months. The research objective was to determine and understand the relationship of the mother knowledge level and the exclusive breastfeeding for infants aged 7-12 months. The design of the research was descriptive-analytical with Cross Sectional Approach. The population was mothers who have babies, and the sample was mothers who have infants aged 7-12 months. The total respondents were 30 peoples selected from purposive sampling technique. It was analysed by chi-square with a significance level of ρ < 0.05. The results of this research indicated that respondents as housewives 50%, elementary education level 43%, good knowledge level 60.0%, and exclusive breastfeeding 63.3%). There was a significant relationship between mother knowledge level and exclusive breastfeeding (ρ-value = 0,000). The higher the mother knowledge level the more they know and understand the importance of exclusive breastfeeding. The suggestion for mothers is to seek information intensively on the importance of breastfeeding for infants 0-6 months.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: breastfeeding mothers exclusive breastfeeding and infants
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: EAI Editor IV
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2021 06:06
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2021 06:06
URI: https://eprints.eudl.eu/id/eprint/6843

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