Factors Associated with the Success of Exclusive Breastfeeding of Children at Wangaya General Hospital

  • Bella Kurnia Department of Child Health, Wangaya General Hospital, Denpasar, Indonesia
  • I Wayan Bikin Suryawan Department of Child Health, Wangaya General Hospital, Denpasar, Indonesia
Keywords: children, exclusive breastfeeding, Denpasar, success

Abstract

Background: Breastmilk is the best natural food for babies. Human milk consists of nutrients, such as proteins, lipid, carbohydrate, minerals, vitamins, and trace elements that are important for babies to ensure optimum growth and development. There is still low percentage of breastfeeding coverage in Indonesia. This study was designed to determine the factors that associated with the success of exclusive breastfeeding of children at Wangaya General Hospital.
Methods: This study uses case-control method. Data was collected from medical record and interviews in Wangaya Regional General Hospital between April to May 2019. This study uses consecutive sampling. Data analysis uses chi square for bivariate and logistic regression for multivariate.
Results: Factors associated with the success of exclusive breastfeeding were multipara (p=1,000; OR=1.214), labor method (p=1,000; OR=1.214), information availability (p<0,001; OR=46.000), occupation (p=0,148; OR=2.778), and educational level (p=0,240; OR=2.364). From multivariate analysis, information availability (p=0,001) was significant.
Conclusion: Factor associated with successful breastfeeding in children at Wangaya General Hospital was information availability about breastfeeding to the mother.

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Published
2020-03-16
How to Cite
Bella Kurnia, & I Wayan Bikin Suryawan. (2020). Factors Associated with the Success of Exclusive Breastfeeding of Children at Wangaya General Hospital. Journal Of The Indonesian Medical Association, 69(10), 299-303. https://doi.org/10.47830/jinma-vol.69.10-2019-178