Early weaning food for infants (0-6 months old) in madurese people based on transcultural nursing theory

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The World Health Organization recommend weaning food is given to infants aged 624 months. In Madura culture still exist the practice of giving weaning food before infants reach six months old. The purpose of this study was to analyze the factors of giving weaning food for infants (0-6 months old) based on transcultural nursing theory. Design used was descriptive with cross-sectional approach. Population was Madurese mothers who have infants (0-6 months old) who has been given early weaning food. A total of 61 respondents were chosen by cluster sampling method. Variables in this study were education, economic, political and legal, cultural values and lifestyles, kinship and social, religious and philosophical, and technology. Data were collected by using structured interview and described by using frequency and percentage distribution. The results had showed educational mostly were primary and middle education (92%). Economic mostly come from low economic status (70%). Political and legal mostly positive (54%). Cultural values and lifestyles mostly negative (62%). Kinship and social mostly negative (64%). Religious and philosophical mostly positive (64%). Technology factor dominantly low (56%). Based on transcultural nursing theory it is shown a diversity in positive and negative values. Further research was suggested to reduce the practice of giving weaning food behavior of Madurese mothers which suits with local culture.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012059
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 8 Mar 2018
Event3rd International Conference on Tropical and Coastal Region Eco Development 2017 - Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Duration: 2 Oct 20174 Oct 2017


  • Infant (0-6 months old)
  • Transcultural nursing theory
  • early weaning food


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