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ANALYSIS OF FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH MOTHER'S BEHAVIOR IN EXCLUSIVE BREASTFEEDING IN THE RASAU JAYA
Lidia Hastuti*, Sri Wahyuni, Ridha Mardiani, Tri Wahyuni and Annisa Ramhawati
Background: Exclusive breastfeeding is one of the global strategies to achieve optimal infant growth, development, health, and survival. However, many infants and children do not receive breast milk optimally, which is only about 36% of infants aged 0 to 6 months worldwide, even though the promotion of exclusive breastfeeding has been very intensively carried out and is included in the Maternal and child health program. Many factors are related to the behavior of mothers in breastfeeding, previous studies reported that breastfeeding can be influenced by factors of work, education, knowledge, family support, and support from health workers. Objective: The study aimed at several other factors related to exclusive breastfeeding behavior in the Rasau Jaya Public Health Center. Methodology: Quantitative study with a cross-sectional approach on the population of mothers who have babies aged 6-12 months, with a total sample of 74 respondents. Collecting data by interviewing mothers. Result: Data analysis using Chi-square test. The study reported that there was a relationship between the mother’s age (p=0,023), the mother's knowledge (p=0.00), the mother's attitude (p=0.00), and the husband's support (p=0.00) in the mother's behavior in exclusive breastfeeding. Conclusion: Mother’s age factor, knowlegde, attituted, and the husband’s support related to exclusive breastfeeding behavior.[Full Text Article]