Proceedings of The 2nd International Conference On Advance And Scientific Innovation, ICASI 2019, 18 July, Banda Aceh, Indonesia

Research Article

The Exclusive Breastfeeding Policies Implementation and Health Workers Roles in Medan-Indonesia

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.18-7-2019.2288480,
        author={Fitriani Pramita Gurning and Muchti Yuda Pratama and Eliska  Eliska and Muhamad  Ratodi and Purwaningsih  Purwaningsih},
        title={The Exclusive Breastfeeding Policies Implementation and Health Workers Roles in Medan-Indonesia},
        proceedings={Proceedings of The 2nd International Conference On Advance And Scientific Innovation, ICASI 2019, 18 July, Banda Aceh,  Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICASI},
        year={2019},
        month={11},
        keywords={implementation role health workers exclusive breastfeeding},
        doi={10.4108/eai.18-7-2019.2288480}
    }
    
  • Fitriani Pramita Gurning
    Muchti Yuda Pratama
    Eliska Eliska
    Muhamad Ratodi
    Purwaningsih Purwaningsih
    Year: 2019
    The Exclusive Breastfeeding Policies Implementation and Health Workers Roles in Medan-Indonesia
    ICASI
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.18-7-2019.2288480
Fitriani Pramita Gurning1,*, Muchti Yuda Pratama2, Eliska Eliska1, Muhamad Ratodi3, Purwaningsih Purwaningsih2
  • 1: Universitas Islam Negeri Sumatera Utara, Jalan Sutomo No.1, Medan-Indonesia
  • 2: Akademi Keperawatan Kesdam I/Bukit Barisan Medan, Jalan Putri Hijau No. 17 Medan-Indonesia
  • 3: Universitas Islam Negeri Sunan Ampel, Jalan Ahmad Yani No. 117, Wonocolo, Surabaya-Indonesia
*Contact email: fitrianigurning5@yahoo.com

Abstract

Infant nutrition requires serious attention in its growth period, and breast milk become the perfect nutrition for babies. The Health Profile of Medan City in 2014-2016 showed exclusive breastfeeding coverage reachedwas only 3% in 2014, rising to 3.04% in 2015 and decreased to 1.33% in 2016. All mothers in the city of Medan with children under the age of two years became the population studied. Data collected using questionnaires conducted in Medan and analyzed using multiple linear regression. Based on results of studied was significant effect between the implementation of policy and role of health workers in exclusive breastfeeding (p=0.038), on exclusive breastfeeding with p<0.05. From the research, it was found that the influence of policy implementation and role of health workers on exclusive breastfeeding and suggested the need to enhance cooperation and commitment advance of governments, health departments, hospitals, Primary Health Centre in improving the implementation of the policy of exclusive breastfeeding with the approach strategy of communication, information, and education.