Breast milk is the perfect and best food for babies. Many mothers have given complementary breast milk before the age of 6 months, so that the nutritional content in breast milk is not optimal. Data found in Kebraon Surabaya, found 0-6 months old infants (16%) of 11 infants experiencing undernourished status based on body weight/body length. This study aims to identify the relationship between breastfeeding behavior and nutritional status of infants aged 0-6 months. The design of this study was cross-sectional with a quantitative approach. Samples were taken by purposive sampling technique and found 15 mothers who have babies aged 0-6 months. The independent variable is maternal behavior in breastfeeding, and the dependent variable is the nutritional status of infants aged 0-6 months. Data collected through questionnaires and observation sheets. Data analysis using Spearman’s Rho test with a significance level of 0.05. This study shows that there is a significant relationship between knowledge (p=0.004) and attitude (p=0.000) with the nutritional status of infants aged 0-6 months, and there is no meaningful relationship between the actions (p=0.462) of mothers in breastfeeding with nutritional status babies aged 0-6 months. The mothers’ behavior in giving good milk can make the nutritional status of babies aged 0-6 months well. Mothers are expected to provide exclusive breastfeeding to babies to optimize growth and development in infants aged 0-6 months.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||EurAsian Journal of BioSciences|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2020|
- Breast milk
- Mother’s behavior in breastfeeding
- Nutritional status