Effectiveness of Stimulation of Endorphin, Oxytocin, and Suggestive Massage Method on The Breast Milk Production in Post-Partum Mothers at General Hospital, South Tangerang, Banten


Dewi Susanti, Yuliwati

 

Program Study of Diploma-III Midwifery, Academy of Midwifery Karya Bunda Husada

 

ABSTRACT

 

Background: The rate of exclusive breastfeeding in Indonesia reduced to 50% in 2019, far from the national target of 80% in 2014. One of the contributing factors is the inadequate breastmilk production of mothers, especially in the first and second days after birth. This study aimed to examine the effectiveness of stimulation of endorphin, oxytocin, and suggestive (SPEOS) massage method on breast milk production in post-partum mothers at General Hospital, South Tangerang, Banten.

Subjects and Method: A quasi-experiment study was conducted at General Hospital, South Tangerang, Banten, from July to August 2020. A sample of 80 post-partum mothers was collected and divided into two groups: (1) Experimental group that received SPEOS massage method conducted for 10 minutes, and (2) Control group that received no intervention. The dependent variable was the production of breastmilk. The independent variable was massage with the SPEOS method. The data were collected by measuring the volume (ml) of breastmilk. The data were analyzed by Mann-Whitney test.

Results: After the intervention, mean of breastmilk production in post-partum mothers in the experimental group (Mean= 46.55) was higher than the control group (Mean= 34.45), and it was statistically significant (p= 0.018).

Conclusion: Breastmilk production in post-partum mothers increases with the stimulation of endorphin, oxytocin, and suggestion massage method.

Keywords: SPEOS, massage, breastmilk production, post-partum mothers

CorrespondenceDewi Susanti. Program Study of Diploma-III Midwifery, Academy of Midwifery Karya Bunda Husada. Email: zafrinadewi@gmail.com. Mobile: +6285213230340.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26911/the7thicph-FP.03.73

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