The Madurese are a group of people who live on the island of Madura located in the province of East Java, Indonesia. They have a very strong culture, including when it comes to exclusive breastfeeding for newborns. The coverage of exclusive breastfeeding in this area is 40%. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship of community empowerment in the Madura tribe with exclusive breastfeeding using a cross-sectional design. The population consisted of mothers who had infants aged 6 - 8 months old. The samples totaled 132 respondents taken based on the inclusion criteria. The independent variable was community empowerment. The dependent variable was exclusive breastfeeding. The data was collected using a questionnaire and analyzed using the Spearman rank correlation with a level of significance of 0.05. The results were p = 0.000 (p = <0.05), which means that there is a relationship between community empowerment and exclusive breastfeeding, r = 0.994, which means that the relationship between community empowerment and exclusive breastfeeding is strong. The conclusion of this study is that the role of community empowerment, especially the involvement of religious figures and community leaders, is needed in an effort to improve the exclusive breastfeeding in the Madura tribe.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2019|
- Community empowerment
- Community leader
- Exclusive breastfeeding
- Religious figure