Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Environmental Risks and Public Health, ICER-PH 2018, 26-27, October 2018, Makassar, Indonesia

Research Article

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

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.26-10-2018.2288965,
        author={Syamsuriyati  Syamsuriyati and Tahir  Abdullah and Burhanuddin  Bahar and Andi  Indahwaty and Veni  Haju and Ridwan  Amiruddin and Toto  Sudargo and syamsuar  syamsuar and Sumarni  Sumarni},
        title={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},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Environmental Risks and Public Health, ICER-PH 2018, 26-27, October 2018, Makassar, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICER-PH},
        year={2019},
        month={11},
        keywords={: breastfeeding mothers exclusive breastfeeding and infants},
        doi={10.4108/eai.26-10-2018.2288965}
    }
    
  • Syamsuriyati Syamsuriyati
    Tahir Abdullah
    Burhanuddin Bahar
    Andi Indahwaty
    Veni Haju
    Ridwan Amiruddin
    Toto Sudargo
    syamsuar syamsuar
    Sumarni Sumarni
    Year: 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
    ICER-PH
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.26-10-2018.2288965
Syamsuriyati Syamsuriyati1,*, Tahir Abdullah2, Burhanuddin Bahar1, Andi Indahwaty1, Veni Haju1, Ridwan Amiruddin1, Toto Sudargo1, syamsuar syamsuar1, Sumarni Sumarni1
  • 1: Public Health Faculty of Hasanuddin University Makassar
  • 2: Lecture of Midwifery of STIKES Mega Rezky Makassar
*Contact email: syamsuriyatiahmad@gmail.com

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.