Jurnal Lack of Exclusive Breastfeeding among Working Mothers in Indonesia

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Jurnal Lack of Exclusive Breastfeeding among Working Mothers in Indonesia

Abstract : Continuity of
breastfeeding process when mothers return to work is a serious issue that
immediately must be followed up, so that exclusive breastfeeding program within
the first six months can be achieved. Beside providing many benefits for
babies, breastfeeding is also beneficial for mothers and entrepreneurs. This
study aimed to determine the relation of working mothers to exclusive
breastfeeding. This study used was cross sectional design with secondary data
of Indonesia Demographic and Health Survey 2012 with samples as many as 1,193
mothers aged 15 – 49 years who had 0 – 5-month-old babies. Based on
multivariate analysis, working mothers could decrease opportunity of exclusive
breastfeeding in which moms were 1.54 times more
likely not to give exclusive breastfeeding than mothers who did not work after
controlled by maternal age at childbirth, household wealth index, and antenatal
care frequency (p = 0.038; 95% CI = 1.0 to 2.3). Fulltime working mothers are
twofold more likely to not be able to give exclusive breasfedding than
unemployed mothers after being controlled by counfounder variable.

Keywords : Antenatal care
frequency; exclusive breastfeeding; household wealth index; maternal age at
chilldbirth; working mothers

Author : Yulia Sari

Journal Code: jpkesmasgg160022



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