Proceedings of the 6th Batusangkar International Conference, BIC 2021, 11 - 12 October, 2021, Batusangkar-West Sumatra, Indonesia

Research Article

Relationship of Knowledge of Breastfeeding Mothers with Breast Milk in Perlis Village, Langkat Regency

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.11-10-2021.2319616,
        author={Fitri  Ardiani and Albiner  Siagian and Elisa  Julianti and Zulhaida  Lubis},
        title={Relationship of Knowledge of Breastfeeding Mothers with Breast Milk in Perlis Village, Langkat Regency},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 6th Batusangkar International Conference, BIC 2021, 11 - 12 October, 2021, Batusangkar-West Sumatra, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={BIC},
        year={2022},
        month={8},
        keywords={knowledge about breastfeeding; breastfeeding; breastfeeding mothers},
        doi={10.4108/eai.11-10-2021.2319616}
    }
    
  • Fitri Ardiani
    Albiner Siagian
    Elisa Julianti
    Zulhaida Lubis
    Year: 2022
    Relationship of Knowledge of Breastfeeding Mothers with Breast Milk in Perlis Village, Langkat Regency
    BIC
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.11-10-2021.2319616
Fitri Ardiani1,*, Albiner Siagian1, Elisa Julianti1, Zulhaida Lubis1
  • 1: Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia
*Contact email: fitri.ardiani@usu.ac.id

Abstract

Breastfeeding is the ideal way of giving food to babies aged 0-6 months. Breast milk has a balanced composition that is good for growth and meets the nutritional demands of newborns. This study aimed to evaluate the association between breastfeeding moms' knowledge about breastfeeding and breastfeeding. This study is a cross-sectional observational analytic study. Breastfeeding moms with kids aged 4 to 12 months comprised the study's sample. Based on the study results, it was found that breastfeeding mothers had good knowledge of breastfeeding by 45.7%, exclusive breastfeeding by 68.6%, and mothers who had low education and gave exclusive breastfeeding by 60.8%. There was a significant association between a mother's nursing knowledge and breastfeeding and breastfeeding (sig. < 0.05). Breastfeeding mothers have various educational backgrounds and different levels of knowledge, but the majority practice exclusive breastfeeding.