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Family Support as a Factor Influencing the Provision of Exclusive Breastfeeding Among Adolescent Mothers in Bantul, YOGYAKARTA

Maulida Lailatussu’Da, Niken Meilani, Nanik Setiyawati, Sammy Onyapidi Barasa
Published 28 February 2018

Abstract

The number of adolescent pregnancies in Indonesia is still very high. Sewon Subdistrict had the highest number of adolescent deliveries in Bantul District in 2015-2016. This study aimed to determine factors influencing exclusive breastfeeding among adolescent mothers in Sewon Subdistrict, Bantul District. This study used cross-sectional study design and a sample size of 45 that were adolescent mothers of 6-24-month-old infants. Data was collected using a structured questionnaire. Data analysis involved bivariate analysis using chi-square test and fisher's exact test, while multivariate analysis used logistic regression.Results showed that 53.3% of adolescent mothers did not practice exclusive breastfeeding. Bivariate analysis showed that pregnancy status (p value = 0.029), perception of childbirth experience (p value = 0.045), perception of breastfeeding (p value = 0.005), husband support (p value = 0.009) and family support (p value = 0.000) were correlated to exclusive breasfeeding. Multivariate analysis showed that perception of breastfeeding (p value = 0.015; OR = 9.746) and family support (p value = 0.014; OR = 7.637) as the most influential factors to exclusive breastfeeding among adolescent mothers with a probability of 72.7%.There is low practice of exclusive breastfeeding among adolescent mothers in Bantul, Yogyakarta and family support is the most dominant factors influencing exclusive breastfeeding.

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