Correlation of Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviors of a Mother about Breastfeeding with Nutritional Status of Children Aged 6-23 of Sukmajaya Health Center, Depok City

Resti Ayu Apriyanti, Firlia Ayu Arini, Ikha Deviyanti Puspita

Abstract


The aim of this study was to analyze the correlation of knowledge, attitudes and behaviors of a mother about breastfeeding with the nutritional status of children aged 6-23 months by using cross sectional design. The target population were all mothers with children aged 6-23 months. The samples were 179 respondents using purposive sampling techniques. Retrieval of data was done using questionnaires and structured interviews. Statistical calculation performed using univariate and bivariate analysis with chi-square test. The result showed that there was no correlation between maternal knowledge with BB/U (p=0,056), though there was a correlation between maternal attitudes with BB/U (p=0,000) and maternal behaviors with BB/U (p=0,000). It is concluded that there was significant correlation between attitudes and behavior of mothers with nutritional status of children aged 6-23 months. It is suggested to nutrition counselor to add more education related to exclusive breastfeeding.

 


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attitudes, breastfeeding, behaviors, knowledge, nutritional status

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21580/ns.2018.2.1.2594

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