HUBUNGAN PENGETAHUAN, SIKAP DAN PRAKTEK IBU DENGAN

KEBERLANJUTAN PEMBERIAN ASI EKSKLUSIF DARI UMUR 4 MENJADI 6 BULAN

(The Association between Mother’s Knowledge, Attitude and Practices with

the Extention of  Breastfeed from 4 to 6 months)

Dodik Briawan

ABSTRACT. The purpose of this study was to analyze the association between mother’s knowledge, attitude, and practices with the possibility to extend the breastfeed from 4 to 6 months.  The mother’s knowledge on breast feeding mostly categorized as “good” and the most mother have a positive attitude toward practices on the exclusive breastfeeding.  The mother who accepted the extension of breastfeed from 4 to 6 months was only 12,2%.  The mother was worried their baby not get enough foods if the breastfeed will be extend up to 6 month. There was no relationship between mother’s knowledge and attitude with the extension of breastfeed.  However, there was a significant association between the breast milk practices with the extension of breastfeed.  Mother’s motivation, including from the health workers and the husband, will support to extend the breastfeed up to 6 month.

Keywords: mother’s knowledge, attitude, practice, exclusive breastmilk