A qualitative study of successful exclusive breastfeeding

Mahmudah, Rahayu Indriasari, Roselina Panghiyangani, Husaini, Meitria Syahadatina Noor

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Exclusive breastfeeding is influenced by 3 factors; predisposing, enabling and reinforcing factors. Public Health Center of Guntung Payung has the highest coverage of exclusive breastfeeding from 8 public health center in Banjarbaru City and for 5 years has increased. This study aim to exploring the success of exclusive breastfeeding in the work area of Guntung Payung Public Health Center of Banjarbaru in 2017. This research using a qualitative design with a phenomenological approach. Participants were selected by purposive sampling and continued by snowball technique. The method used in-depth interviews on 3 participants ie mothers who give exclusive breastfeeding that has babies 6-12 months. Factors that contribute to maternal success of exclusive breastfeeding are predisposing factors of knowledge, experience, perception, beliefs, values, and attitudes. Possible factors are the availability and affordability of health facilities. The reinforcing factors are the support of husbands, families, health workers and the workplace. When mothers with predisposing factors experience obstacles in exclusive breastfeeding and have no enabling factors, reinforcing factors encourage mothers to continue the exclusive breastfeeding.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)248-252
Number of pages5
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Exclusive breastfeeding
  • Successful factor


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