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Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development
Year : 2019, Volume : 10, Issue : 8
First page : ( 2642) Last page : ( 2647)
Print ISSN : 0976-0245. Online ISSN : 0976-5506.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-5506.2019.02267.8

Analysis of Factors Related to The Mother's Behavior to Increase Breastmilk Production

Pradanie Retnayu1,*, Nastiti Aria Aulia1, Jihan Thaliah1

1Faculty of Nursing, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia

*Corresponding Author: Retnayu Pradanie, Faculty of Nursing, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia, Email: retnayu-p@fkp.unair.ac.id

Online published on 26 September, 2019.


The coverage of exclusive breastfeeding in Indonesia has not reached the national target set by the government. Problems that may inhibit exclusive breastfeeding include insufficient breast milk production. The purpose of this study was to analyze the factors related to maternal behavior in facilitating the production of breast milk based on the precede-proceed model. This study used a descriptive analytical design with a cross-sectional approach. The respondents consisted of 143 mothers collected with cluster sampling. The dependent variable in this research was the mother's behavior in facilitating breast milk production. The independent variables in this research were knowledge, attitude, culture, the availability of health facilities, family support and health worker support. The data was collected using questionnaires and analyzed using Spearman rho’ with a significance level of α≤ 0.05. The results showed that almost all of the factors had a significant correlation with the mother's behavior in facilitating breast milk production (knowledge p=0.039, attitude p=0.013, culture p=0.024, health facilities availability p=0.023, family support p=0.000). The factor of health worker support showed as having no correlation with the mother's behavior in facilitating breast milk production (p=0.177). It is expected that the health workers at public health centers should increase their supports to mothers and their families about exclusive breastfeeding.



Breastfeeding, breastmilk production, precede-proceed model.


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