Mother's Efforts in Increasing Breast Milk Production

  • Gadhis Yunita Sari Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Kesehatan Kendal
  • Yuni Puji Widiastuti Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Kesehatan Kendal
  • Istioningsih Istioningsih Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Kesehatan Kendal
  • Sri Rejeki Universitas Muhammadiyah Semarang
Keywords: mother's efforts, breast milk production


Exclusive breastfeeding coverage in Indonesia is only 42%. The low number of breast milk covers is due to the smooth production of breast milk. The smooth production of breast milk can be increased by various efforts, including maternal efforts. This research aims is to assess mothers' efforts to increase breast milk production. This research design is descriptif with crossectional design. The number of responden are 57 responden with total sampling. The results of this study represent the majority of mothers' efforts to increase breast milk production in the "less" category (64.9%) in Kebondalem Village. Efforts that have not been made by mothers during pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, such as attending breastfeeding counseling and applying warm compresses to the breasts when they feel tight. The mother efforts that done during pregnancy are pregnancy exercise, consume vegetables that can improve breast milk produktion (lactogoge), also early breastfeeding initiation in childbirth periode and family supportĀ  especially husband, psicological condition and comfort in post partum periode.


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