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Pediatrics & Therapeutics

Pediatrics & Therapeutics
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Factor associated with exclusive breastfeeding at primary health care in Indonesia

10th World Pediatric Congress

September 28-29, 2017 Dubai, UAE

Anastasia Kumala

Siloam General Hospital, Indonesia

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: Pediatr Ther

Abstract :

Breastfeeding is recommended as the best form of infant feeding. In Indonesia, despite high percentages of women (96%) who breastfeed their children; only 42% of infants aged under 6 months are exclusively breastfed and just 55% of 2 years old children had exclusive breast milk. It is important to understand the factors that infl uence exclusive breastfeeding so that intervention can be directed precisely. We conducted a cross-sectional study of mother who had 7 to 12 months old infants in Puskesmas Curug, Indonesia (2012). Data were collected by face-to-face interviews using a structured questionnaire. Chisquare was used to fi nd risk factors associated with exclusive breastfeeding. Of 60 mothers, 51.2% did exclusive breastfeeding. Factors known to infl uence exclusive breastfeeding were early breastfeeding initiation (p=0.002), health counseling (P<0.001) and knowledge (p=0.004). Mother��?s education and occupation were not associated with exclusive breastfeeding. Opportunities exist for increasing health counseling in primary healthcare in Indonesia to motivate mothers to do exclusive breastfeeding.

Biography :

Anastasia Kumala has completed her Medical degree from Pelita Harapan University, Indonesia. She has worked in South Tangerang General Hospital for Internship. Presently, she works as a General Practitioner in Siloam General Hospital, Tangerang, Indonesia. She has made several paper and posters in pediatrics fi eld.