Factors associated with exclusive breastfeeding based on transcultural nursing

Esti Yunitasari, Yoga Hadi Narendra, Retnayu Pradanie

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Exclusive breastfeeding is one of the major health programs in the world. The prevalence of nonexclusive breastfeeding is very high in Indonesian women, especially Madurese women. This study was aimed to investigate factors associated with giving exclusive breastfeeding based on transcultural nursing. This study was used analytical descriptive with a cross-sectional approach. The population was all mothers who have babies 6 to 12 months of age. A total of 289 sample were chosen by cluster sampling. The independent variables in this research are technological factors, religious & philosophical factors, social factors, cultural values & lifeways, political & legal factors, economic factors, and educational factors. The type of exclusive breastfeeding depends on the baby’s mother. Data were collected by using a questionnaire and analyzed by using a chi-square test with a degree of significance α <0.05. The result showed a correlation between technological factor (p=0.000), religious & philosophical factor (p=0.000), social factor (p=0.000), cultural values & lifeways (p=0.000), political & legal factors was correlation, economic factors (p=0.000), and educational factors (p=0.000) with exclusive breastfeeding. All factors in transcultural nursing have a correlation with exclusive breastfeeding, and technological factors are most associated with exclusive breastfeeding than other transcultural nursing factors. Further research was suggested for using qualitative methods or observations and increase exclusive breastfeeding rates with effective health education.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2757-2766
Number of pages10
JournalEurAsian Journal of BioSciences
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2020


  • Exclusive breastfeeding
  • Nutrition
  • SDG’s
  • Transcultural nursing


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