Factors Associated with Exclusive Breastfeeding among Working Mothers in Bandar Lampung


Non Rachmani Yustiza
Department of Midwifery, School of Health Polytechnics, Ministry of Health, Tanjungkarang, Lampung, Indonesia
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Background: Breastmilk is the best nutrition for babies. The low intake of exclu�sive breast�feeding is a threat to the growth and development of children. Breastfeeding is the right of every mother. Many factors affect the role of mothers in breastfeeding, one of which is working mothers. This study aimed to determine factors associated with exclu��sive breastfeeding of working mothers in Lampung.

Subjects and Method: This was a cross sectional study conducted at Beringin Jaya Community Health Center, Tanjungkarang, Lampung. A sample of 53 working mothers were selected in this study. The dependent variable was exclusive breastfeeding. The independent variables were knowledge, attitudes, support from husbands, and support from health workers. The data were collected by questionnaire. The data were ana�lyzed by logistic regression.

Results: Exclusive breastfeeding increased with good knowledge (OR = 5.5; CI 95%= 1.3 to 23.4; p= 0.031), positive attitude (OR= 6.4; CI 95%= 1.9 to 21.1; p= 0.004), husband support (OR= 4.5; CI 95%= 1.4 to 14.25; p= 0.020), and health advice from health professional (OR= 5.8; CI 95%= 1.7 to 20.4; (p= 0.009) among working mothers.

Conclusion: Exclusive breastfeeding is positively associated with good knowledge, positive attitude, husband support, and health advice from health professionals.

How to Cite

Factors Associated with Exclusive Breastfeeding among Working Mothers in Bandar Lampung. (2022). The International Conference on Public Health Proceeding, 7(01), 146. https://doi.org/10.26911/AB.ICPH.09.2022.146